2014 BMW Z4 roadster gets a bit of an update


If you are looking for an extraordinary update on the 2014 BMW Z4 roadster, look elsewhere. At a glance, there isn’t much new here. But at a closer look, there are a few subtle changes such as the restyled headlights, front fascia, fender vents, and a new set of rims. While the rest of the styling remains the same for the 2014 model.

For those who wanting a different color, there are three new metallic colors of Mineral Grey, Glacier Silver and Valencia Orange available. In addition, BMW has added a new Hyper Orange package, which adds orange accents on the interior with Alcantara door inserts and contrasting seat stitching on black leather seats. The new styling package also includes a metal weave trim for the dashboard and high-gloss black for the door openers.

Power for the 2014 BMW Z4 roadster remains the same as the current model. The 2014 model for the U.S. will continue with the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 240hp (sDrive28i) and two 3.0-liter inline-six engines rated at 300 hp (sDrive35i) and 335 hp (sDrive35is).

While the BMW Z4 European version will be getting a new entry-level model called the Z4 sDrive18i. It is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing a measly 154 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, which is either mated to a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 8-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain setup allows the 2014 BMW Z4 roadster to sprint from 0-62 mph in 7.9 seconds, with a manual transmission.

The 2014 BMW Z4 roadster will debut at the Detroit auto show in January, and goes on sales in March of 2013. In the meantime, check out its video below.