In production since 2009, the BMW Z4 has finally been given a makeover by the German carmaker by giving it white LED corona rings and a white 'eyebrow' with additional chrome detailing for its headlights, while the side gill now features chrome detailing and LED side repeater lights.
BMW is also introducing a new entry-level variant for the Z4, the sDrive18i, which uses a de-tuned version of an existing 2.0-liter four-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged engine. Producing 156hp, the car is capable of going from zero to 100kph in 7.9 seconds before reaching its electronically limited top speed of 220kph.
Another new introduction that BMW is introducing to the Z4 line is the Pure Traction Design package. Available exclusively in Valencia Orange with an optional black contrast roof, the Z4 with this package also comes with sport seats in Alcantara and leather with contrast stitching, Anthracite headlining, and a unique metal weave interior trim.
According to BMW, SE and M Sport derivatives of the Z4 will continue to be offered.
Standard equipment across all models now includes xenon headlights, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, and Sport multifunction steering wheel. All models apart from the new entry-level sDrive18i SE come with Kansas leather upholstery as standard. Three new colors of Mineral Gray, Glacier Silver and Valencia Orange are also offered, while two new styles of alloy wheels in 17- and a 18-inch sizes are now available.
BMW's EfficientDynamics system also comes as standard in all variants of the Z4, as well as brake energy regeneration, electric power steering with servotronic, and reduced rolling resistance tires, among others. The Z4 also adheres to the philosophy of lightweight construction with the front suspension and subframe being largely made from aluminum.
The updated BMW Z4 will go on sale in March 2013.