BMW presents the revised Z4


BMW present the revised Z4BMW

BMW has released details of its revised Z4 - helping keep the popular two-seater selling.

You'd be hard-pressed to notice the differences, though - with the biggest change being the addition of a new entry-level version.

The outside has had some "minor enhancements" rather than any major changes, with "LED corona rings" and a white "eyebrow" motif around the headlights. The side profile, meanwhile, has been updated with some chrome "gill" detailing and LED side repeater lights.

Standard equipment now includes DAB radio - fitting in with the rest of BMW's range - Xenon headlights, Bluetooth, USB and a "sport multifunction steering wheel".

BMW Z4 2013

BMW Z4 2013

A "Pure Traction Design" package is a new addition to the range - available only in "Valencia Orange" with an optional black contrast roof. Opt for this and you'll get Alcantara and leather sports seats with contrast stitching, along with a "unique" metal weave interior trim.

There's a new entry-level version too - snappily named Z4sDrive18i. Arriving with 156bhp, hitting 60mph in 7.9 seconds and with a top speed of 137mph, the 18i marks the slowest model in the range.

It is, however, the cheapest - at £27,610 it undercuts the sDrive20i by £2,000 - a fair saving. It still manages 41.5mpg combined too - an impressive figure for a racy sports car.

Interested? The new Z4 goes on sale in March next year - priced from the base model's £27,610 to £45,795 on the road.