Everyone’s favorite roadster (the Z4) is poised to return. BMW and Toyota have collaborated on this project, and it’s almost ready for production. In a press release this morning, BMW outlines a few details of their new model. The engineers from Bavaria have had a tough job, being stationed in the south of France. The Autodrome de Miramas is not as public as the ‘Ring, so it allows the camouflaged prototypes to be tested to their limits away from spy photographers. It has a high-speed loop along with a figure 8 and skidpad.
From washboard gravel to new asphalt, it has allowed them to dial in the active differential in conjunction with the Active M Suspension. Of course, the top-level models will have an M-derived twin turbo straight six, but we’re hoping for a plug-in hybrid sharing the technology of the 530e iPerformance. Toyota was asked to help because their version will be the return of the Supra. This 5th generation model will hopefully end the craze of MKIV Supra owners who seem to think their 1993 design is still relevant. It won’t be long until the new BMW Z4 M40i hits our dealers, so click the link below to get yours reserved.