The BMW Z4 Is Finally Dead, Bring On The Z5


Hopefully this means BMW is almost ready to reveal the Z4's replacement.

We have known for a while now that the current BMW Z4 wasn't long for this world. We also knew that BMW's next generation roadster was being developed with Toyota and would likely be called the Z5. While BMW's version of the car will be the next Z car, Toyota's version will become the long awaited Supra replacement. Even though the current Z4 was already long in the tooth, BMW continued to sell it. Until now, that is. According to Bimmer Today, the final E89 Z4 rolled off the production line earlier this month.

BMW reportedly sold more than 115,000 examples of the E89 Z4. The last Z4 is a Valencia Orange sDrive35is, so production definitely ended on a good note. With a 340 horsepower turbocharged inline six, the sDrive35is was the most powerful variant. This car will also be the last BMW ever with the N54 engine, which was replaced a while ago by the N55, then replaced again by the brand-new B58. For the time being, BMW no longer builds a two-seat convertible, and that doesn't seem to worry the company. A replacement will hopefully be available by 2018, but for now, you'll have to turn to Mercedes or Audi if you want a German luxury two-seat convertible.

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