BMW has decided that Z4 successor will be getting new name. Release of this car was officially confirmed and it will be sold as 2018 BMW Z5. Production of future BMW Z5 will be done on the same platform as the new Toyota Supra. This means that chassis will be completely different from current Z4 model. We expect to see much sportier look of new Z5. This will include shorter and lower chassis. 2018 Z5 roadster is going to be amazing two seat convertible. Speculations about design are going in the direction of i-Series, with some use of materials from a 5-Series.
2018 BMW Z5 engine performance and specs
2018 BMW Z5 engine for base model should be 2.5-liter powertrain. This twin-turbo engine will be capable of producing more than 300 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque. Second engine choice will be 3.-liter inline six. Equipped with two turbochargers. This version could easily develop above 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Z5 M version could also find its way to the production line. But M version will most likely use V8 engine with more than 500 horsepower. Z5 engine should transfer power to the rear wheels through automatic gearbox.
2018 BMW Z5 release date and price
2018 BMW Z5 price is still far from being officially announced. It is expected to top the current Z4 price, which starts at $50.000. Expect figures around $55,000 for new Z5. 2018 BMW Z5 release date in the showrooms is expected at the beginning of 2017. Soon after that, possible by the end of the year, it will be available on the market.