The BMW Z4 Pure Impulse edition.


The BMW Z4 Pure Impulse edition.

Fans of unadulterated driving pleasure in an open-top BMW M model can
look forward to a new arrival tailored perfectly to their preferences:
the Pure Impulse edition of the BMW Z4 M40i (fuel consumption
combined: 8.7 l/100 km [32.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: 197 – 195 g/km in WLTP cycle). With the 2024 model year
roadster, a six-speed manual gearbox will also be available for the
range-topping version for the first time. The new engine/transmission
pairing forms the core element of an enticing equipment package
designed to place greater emphasis than ever on the two-seater’s
unwavering focus on delivering an exhilarating open-top driving
experience. The Pure Impulse edition brings retuned chassis technology
and mixed-size M light-alloy wheels measuring 19 inches in diameter at
the front axle and 20 inches at the rear. And exclusive design
features for both the exterior and interior are also included. The BMW
Z4 Pure Impulse edition will be on sale in Germany, other European
markets and the USA. New additions to the range of exterior paint
finishes provide the remaining BMW Z4 model variants with a refresh as well.

Muscular roadster proportions with M-specific design features; two
seats and a classic soft-top roof; a free-revving six-cylinder in-line
engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, sending its power to the
road through the rear wheels: this formula has seen the BMW Z4 M40i
establish itself as the archetypal purist’s sports car. And now
another key ingredient in a richly engaging driving experience has
joined the party in the shape of a manual gearbox to marshal the
250 kW/340 hp from that straight-six engine.

Fresh impetus for the global market leader in the premium
roadster segment.

This new offering at the top of the model range endows the most
powerful variant of the roadster with the ideal tools to further
increase its popularity. To date, nearly half of all customers in
Germany have opted for the flagship version of the BMW Z4, whose
straight-six engine gives it a unique selling point in a fiercely
competitive segment occupied solely by German premium brands. The BMW
M model has accounted for over 30 per cent of the roadster’s global
sales volume in recent times.

Demand for the BMW Z4 is otherwise split between two model variants
powered by exceptionally efficient four-cylinder engines with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine under the bonnet of the
BMW Z4 sDrive20i (fuel consumption combined: 7.4 – 7.1 litres/100 km
[38.2 – 39.8 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 167 –
159 g/km in WLTP cycle) generates maximum output of 145 kW/197 hp and
is also partnered by a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. The
entry-level model is optionally available with an eight-speed
Steptronic Sport transmission that comes as standard on the
190 kW/258 hp BMW Z4 sDrive30i (fuel consumption combined: 7.4 –
7.0 litres/100 km [38.2 – 40.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: 167 – 159 g/km in WLTP cycle) and also remains the standard
item for the BMW Z4 M40i not featuring the Pure Impulse edition
specification (fuel consumption combined: 8.0 – 7.8 litres/100 km
[35.3 – 36.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 181 –
175 g/km in WLTP cycle).

The current, third generation of the BMW Z4 has been the leader in
the premium roadster segment since launch with this model line-up and
has seen its market shares grow continuously. The main sales region
for the open-top two-seater is Germany, followed by the USA, China,
the UK and Japan. The BMW Z4 M40i Pure Impulse edition will be
launched with a production phase-in from March 2024. The roadster will
continue to be built at the BMW Group’s manufacturing partner Magna
Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik in the Austrian city of Graz.

The BMW roadster: giving a successful tradition a modern twist.

The history of roadsters from BMW is closely intertwined with a
passion for sporty driving pleasure and plentiful success on the race
track. It stretches all the way back to the company’s early days as a
carmaker and endures in modern form in the shape of the BMW Z4.

A six-cylinder in-line engine, manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive
also defined the driving experience in the BMW 328, which capped its
debut public appearance in 1936 with victory in the Eifelrennen race
at the Nürburgring. In more recent times, updated versions of this
same powertrain arrangement have also made frequent appearances in the
brand’s roadsters. This is true of both the BMW Z1, which was unveiled
in 1987 after being developed as an innovation testbed by BMW Technik,
and the BMW Z3 presented in 1995. And the first two model generations
of the BMW Z4 also embraced the same recipe for delivering
exhilarating driving pleasure under open skies.

Exclusive combination: six cylinders and a six-speed manual gearbox.

The pairing of a straight-six engine with a six-speed manual gearbox
means the new edition of the BMW Z4 M40i represents a unique
proposition in this segment – and also a highly exclusive set-up
within the BMW product portfolio. In fact, the only models in the
current range available with this drive configuration are
high-performance sports cars from BMW M GmbH. But now a BMW M
Performance model is set to join them with the arrival of the BMW
Z4 M40i Pure Impulse edition.

The 3.0-litre unit in the BMW Z4 M40i owes its familiar free-revving
performance, instantaneous power delivery and silky smoothness to the
latest M TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine’s special
characteristics include a forged crankshaft, weight-optimised pistons
and a water-cooled exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head.
A twin-scroll turbocharger supplies the six combustion chambers with
compressed air, whose temperature is regulated by means of an indirect
intercooler. The package of drive unit technologies also comprises
High Precision Injection operating at pressures up to 350 bar,
VALVETRONIC variable valve timing and Double-VANOS fully variable
camshaft timing.

With peak torque of 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) that can be summoned between
1,600 and 4,500 rpm, the engine generates compelling pulling power.
Its maximum output of 250 kW/340 hp is on tap from 5,000 – 6,500 rpm.

In this special-edition model, the task of transmitting power to the
road is handled by a six-speed manual gearbox developed exclusively
for the BMW Z4 M40i. It is a BMW modular transmission
incorporating M-specific components for the gear set and shafts that
has been modified for the straight-six engine’s output. The outer
shift mechanism, comprising the shift lever, its guide and the
connection to the transmission, has likewise been custom made for the
Pure Impulse edition of the BMW Z4 M40i – and delivers the unrivalled
shift feel for which BMW models are renowned. The direct flow of power
between engine and transmission combined with the driver’s central
involvement in gear changes reinforces the emotional bond between
driver and vehicle. A precisely defined shift action enables the gears
to be changed swiftly and intuitively.

When power is relayed via the six-speed manual gearbox, the
six-cylinder in-line engine propels the BMW Z4 M40i to 100 km/h
(62 mph) from rest in 4.6 seconds. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h
(62 mph) takes 4.5 seconds on models with the eight-speed Steptronic
Sport transmission. Although by default the Steptronic Sport will
select the gears automatically, it also lets the driver control gear
selection manually if desired. The shift paddles on the steering wheel
are designed to allow spontaneous interaction with the drive system.

Refined chassis tuning, mixed-size wheels for the first time
on the BMW Z4.

Compact proportions, minimised weight, a low centre of gravity and
virtually perfect 50 : 50 weight distribution are the defining
elements of a BMW Z4 vehicle concept honed precisely to deliver
agility and dynamic performance. The extremely rigid body and chassis
structure and excellent aerodynamic attributes also help to mould the
sports car character of the Z4. The roadster’s chassis design,
combining a double-joint spring strut front axle with a five-link rear
axle, produces a compelling and harmonious blend of dynamism and ride comfort.

The standard equipment roster for the BMW Z4 M40i includes variable
sport steering, M Sport brakes and an M Sport differential at the rear
axle along with adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled
dampers, whose software has undergone extra fine-tuning for the Pure
Impulse edition. The exclusive chassis technology aboard the special
edition features bespoke auxiliary springs at the front and rear
axles. A specially reinforced anti-roll bar clamp is also fitted at
the front, while both the mapping for electronic control of the rear
dampers and the software for the variable sport steering have been
newly adjusted. In order to achieve sharper handling characteristics
that will be appreciated by driving purists, the development team also
equipped the traction control and M Sport differential with
model-specific control logic.

Another new feature on the chassis side relates to the wheel sizes,
as different-size wheels are being fitted to the model year 2024
BMW Z4 M40i for the first time. The new M light-alloy wheels in
double-spoke design with a Black high-gloss finish measure 19 inches
in diameter at the front axle and 20 inches at the rear. Previously
reserved for high-performance models from BMW M GmbH, this pairing
enables optimum transfer of drive power to the road – especially in
conjunction with rear-wheel drive – together with highly effective
transmission of lateral control forces when cornering hard.

Pure Impulse edition with individual exterior features.

In addition to the six-speed manual gearbox, the refined chassis
tuning and the combination of 19-inch and 20-inch M light-alloy
wheels, the Pure Impulse edition also adds individual design features
to the exterior of the BMW Z4 M40i. These give the roadster a sharper
look that underlines its more rounded sports car character, while also
complementing the familiar M exterior features for optimising airflow
and aerodynamic balance. They include the M High-gloss Shadowline trim
with extended features – which also incorporates the exclusive model
badging on the front side panels and the vehicle’s rear end – as well
as the exterior mirror caps painted in Black high-gloss, specially
designed flaps for streamlining the airflow in the area around the
rear wheel arches and red brake callipers for the M Sport brakes.

New exterior colours also form part of the Pure Impulse edition’s
specification. Examples for European markets have a Frozen Deep Green
metallic finish, while models destined for the USA sport the Sanremo
Green metallic body colour. Further exterior paint finishes from the
familiar range of colours for the BMW Z4 can be selected as an
alternative to the new variants.

Exclusive interior appointments for the Pure Impulse edition.

The interior of the BMW Z4 has been crafted for the enjoyment of
unfettered driving pleasure in a space with a modern and sophisticated
sports car feel. The driver-centric cockpit design and model-specific
sport seats with integral head restraints both help to achieve this
goal. The cabin combines clean lines that seem to surge forward with
trim surfaces concentrated in just a few areas.

The Pure Impulse edition includes M-specific design features for the
interior supplemented by a number of exclusive details. For instance,
there is an M gearshift lever with model-specific sleeve on the centre
console that is used to control the special-edition model’s six-speed
manual gearbox. The Vernasca leather trim in Cognac with black
M piping – also exclusive to the BMW Z4 M40i Pure Impulse – exudes a
blend of sumptuous elegance and sporting flair. It is complemented by
interior trim strips in Black high-gloss.

New body colours for the four-cylinder models too.

The new shades added to the selection of exterior paint finishes are
available for other model year 2024 examples of the BMW Z4 besides the
Pure Impulse edition. However, Frozen Deep Green metallic is reserved
for the top-of-the-range versions of the roadster. The Sanremo Green
metallic finish is also available for the BMW Z4 sDrive20i and BMW Z4 sDrive30i.

The duo of four-cylinder models come with the exterior features of
the M Sport package as standard, notably including the three-section
air intakes in the front apron, individually styled side skirt
contouring and a rear apron with highly distinctive side surrounds.
18-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design can likewise be
found on the standard equipment list. The wheels have a bi-colour
finish and are fitted with mixed-size tyres. The BMW Z4 sDrive30i is
additionally equipped with M Sport suspension, variable sport steering
and M Sport brakes, all as standard. The M Sport differential can also
be specified as an option for this particular variant of the roadster.

The soft-top roof of the BMW Z4 is also available in an Anthracite
Silver effect finish as an alternative to the standard black colour
for all model variants. It is electrically operated and can be opened
or closed in the space of ten seconds at the touch of a button, even
while travelling at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph). A wind deflector,
seat heating and two-zone automatic climate control also form part of
standard specification on all variants of the roadster. The standard
storage package and through-loading facility, meanwhile, serve to
enhance functionality both in everyday driving and on longer journeys.

Puristic driving pleasure meets intuitive operation and
state-of-the-art driver assistance systems.

The familiar driver focus of BMW models and the ergonomically
enhanced interior design aimed at providing an engaging driving
experience also come together with the BMW iDrive display and
control/operation system in the BMW Z4. This system combines with the
BMW Live Cockpit Professional fitted as standard in all BMW Z4 model
variants to ensure intuitive vehicle operation and intelligent
connectivity. It comprises a fully digital instrument cluster with
customisable graphics and a control display with touchscreen operation
– both with a screen diagonal of 10.25 inches – as well as the
Controller on the centre console and the BMW Intelligent Personal
Assistant. The BMW Maps navigation system, a hard-drive-based
multimedia system, smartphone integration and a WiFi hotspot are also
part of the BMW Live Cockpit Professional package. The Hi-Fi speaker
system, a hands-free facility with USB interface and an alarm system
are also fitted as standard, while the Harman Kardon Surround Sound
System with 12 speakers can be added as an option.

The new BMW Z4 additionally offers customers a selection of driver
assistance systems that are carefully geared to the enjoyment of pure
driving pleasure. Front collision warning with brake intervention,
Lane Departure Warning with lane return and the Speed Limit Info
function with no-overtaking indicator all come as standard. Features
to be found on the options list include Cruise Control with
Stop&Go function, the Lane Change Warning system, Rear Collision
Prevention and Crossing Traffic Warning, along with the Parking
Assistant, Reversing Assist Camera and the Reversing Assistant. The
BMW Head-Up Display – also available as an option – projects
driving-related information onto the roadster’s windscreen.

BMW Z4 M40i Pure Impulse edition: Fuel consumption,
combined in WLTP cycle: 8.7 l/100 km (32.5 mpg imp). Fuel consumption,
combined in NEDC cycle: – .
CO2 emissions, combined in
WLTP cycle: 197 – 195 g/km. CO2 emissions, combined in NEDC cycle: – .

BMW Z4 M40i: Fuel consumption, combined in WLTP
cycle: 8.0 – 7.8 l/100 km (35.3 – 36.2 mpg imp). Fuel consumption,
combined in NEDC cycle: – .
CO2 emissions, combined in
WLTP cycle: 181 – 175 g/km. CO2 emissions, combined in NEDC cycle: – .

BMW Z4 sDrive30i: Fuel consumption, combined in WLTP
cycle: 7.4 – 7.0 l/100 km (38.2 – 40.4 mpg imp). Fuel consumption,
combined in NEDC cycle: – .
CO2 emissions, combined in
WLTP cycle: 167 – 159 g/km. CO2 emissions, combined in NEDC
cycle: – .

BMW Z4 sDrive20i: Fuel consumption, combined in WLTP
cycle: 7.4 – 7.1 l/100 km (38.2 – 39.8 mpg imp) [7.3 – 6.9 l/100 km
(38.7 – 40.9 mpg imp)]. Fuel consumption, combined in NEDC cycle: –
[ – ].
CO2 emissions, combined in WLTP cycle: 167 –
159 g/km [164 – 157 g/km]. CO2 emissions, combined in NEDC
cycle: – [ – ].

All figures relating to performance, fuel/electric power
consumption and emissions are provisional. All of the stated model
variants, equipment features, technical data and fuel/electric power
consumption and emissions figures relate to the offering in the
German market. Dimensions and measurements refer to vehicles with
basic configuration in Germany. These may vary depending on the
wheel/tyre size and items of optional equipment selected.


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