BMW’s droptop is being revamped in time for the Detroit Motor Show and with it comes a new entry level model.
There’s not much to report in the way of visual changes but there is an impressive new sDrive18i model which joins a range which will also feature a better equipment spec.
The sDrive18i can reach 0-62mph in 7.9secs and hit a top speed of 137mph. It has a six-speed manual gearbox and an optional auto version. The power comes from a turbocharged 2.0litre engine.
BMW say the vehicle will return 41.5mpg – though I’d be surprised if drivers could do this in day-to-day traffic.
The Z4 also has some tweaks to the exterior design and a choice of alloy wheels.
Options include BMW’s Design Pure Traction styling pack and their professional navigation system.
There’s also an M Sport package being offered.
The new Z4 goes on sale from March 2013 with prices to start at £27,610 which pits the sDrive18i against the Audi TT Roadster and the Merc SLK 200.