On 23 August 2018, the Pebble Beach Golf Links near Monterey, the well-known venue of the Concours d’Elegance, became the setting for the world premiere of the new BMW Z4 M40i First Edition. The new edition of the roadster celebrated its world premiere at precisely the same location as the first public presentation of the BMW Concept Z4 last year.

The limited special edition inspires not only with the agility, precision and dynamic handling characteristics typical of BMW M Performance models, but also with sophisticated design and equipment features.

BMW Z4 M40i First Edition front 3/4 view

The central sitting position for the driver, the low centre of gravity, perfectly balanced 50:50 axle load distribution, wide tracks and a compact wheelbase form the ideal prerequisites for agile handling and intense driving pleasure. And thanks to an extremely powerful 250 kW/340 hp, straight six-cylinder engine and a sports suspension with electronically controlled dampers, M Sport braking system and an electronically controlled M Sport differential in the rear axle transmission, the BMW M Performance automobile takes just 4.6 seconds to sprint from a standstill to 62mph.

Vertically aligned headlights, BMW kidney grille sporting a mesh design, the bonnet stretching sports car-like over the wheels, large air breathers on the front wheel arches and the distinctive spoiler integrated into the rear lid all contribute towards the characteristic look of the new BMW Z4.

BMW Z4 M40i First Edition rear 3/4 view

Design and equipment features add exclusive accents to the car’s sporty flair. The expressive body paintwork is combined with an electrically operated textile soft top in anthracite with silver effect, the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line, black exterior mirror caps and 19-inch light alloy wheels boasting a bicolour, double spoke design.

The interior comprises Vernasca black leather trim with decorative stitching, electrically adjustable seats with memory function, optional ambient lighting and the Harman Kardon Surround Sound System. Adaptive LED headlights with matrix function for the high beam, BMW Head-Up Display and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional underpin the advanced status the tradition-steeped concept of a two-seater, open-top sports car has reached with the new BMW Z4.

BMW Z4 M40i First Edition rear

The world premiere of the BMW Z4 M40i First Edition in Pebble Beach offered an exclusive taster of the forthcoming new roadster generation.

Find out more about the BMW Z4 or book a test drive today.

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