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2019 BMW Z4 fully revealed, no manual transmission option

2019 BMW Z4 fully revealed, no manual transmission option image

Jose Altoveros / BMW | September 20, 2018 08:00

Will the Toyota Supra share the same fate?

After its global premiere last month, BMW now reveals the full specifications and variants of the all-new Z4 ahead of its public debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Initially, the Bavarian automaker only mentioned one variant – the M40i. Now, we are introduced to the two new variants which will slot below the range topping M40i – sDrive20i and sDrive30i.

No manual transmission for the 2019 BMW Z4

Instead of a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six, both the sDrive20i and sDrive30i will be fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with two outputs. The sDrive20i makes 197 PS and 320 Nm of torque while the sDrive30i produces 258 PS and 400 Nm of torque. For reference, the M40i pushes out 340 PS and 500 Nm torque. Both sDrive models are only available with an 8-speed automatic transmission. No manual transmission available, sorry folks.

No manual transmission for the 2019 BMW Z4

Styling-wise, the Z4 looks identical regardless of the variant chosen. LED headlights come standard across the range with Adapative LED units with matrix functions available as an option. 18-inch wheels come standard but can be swapped out for the optional 19-inch units. M-Sport brakes, differential and Adaptive Sport Suspension come standard on the M40i and is available as option on the lower variants.

The fully electric fabric soft top comes standard in black or silver for an additional extra. The roof can be raised and lowered in just 10 seconds at speeds of less than 50 km/h. Even with the roof down, the boot has over 50-percent more space over the predecessor.

No manual transmission for the 2019 BMW Z4

Inside, there are some differences between the M40i and the sDrive models. The M40i has leather and Alcantara, while the sDrive versions are finished in Vernasaca leather only. Situated in front of the driver is a 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster with an optional active driver display. Furthermore, BMW's O.S. 7.0 infotainment standard on all three variants.

With full details of the Z4 revealed, it's only a matter of time before it's Toyota sibling make a debut. Here's to hoping that the Supra will come with a manual.