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BMW Z4 Receives Minor Refresh For 2023, But Still No Manual

The market for two-door roadsters is diminishing, just like every other non-SUV out there, but BMW has decided to give its Z4 some love for 2023 with a small mid-cycle update. Despite some promising reports claiming that the Z4 would follow the mechinically-related Toyota Supra's lead in adding a manual, an automatic continues to be the sole transmission option.




Minor styling updates start with the tweaked M Sport Package, which is now standard for the entry-level sDrive30i model. It adds three-section intakes on the front bumper, similar to other M-badged models, as well as a new set of 19-inch M wheels. The roadster also gets a new hexagonal grille design, contoured side sills, darkened design components in back, and redesigned side intakes.





The Z4 also has a revised color palette, which has expanded to include Thundernight, Portico Blue, and Skyscraper Grey metallic paints. The options list also gains M Shadowline Lights, which adds darkened inserts to the headlights.



The cabin pretty much carries over, aside from new M-badged leather steering wheel, sports seats, pedals, and driver's footrest from the standard M Sport Package. The dashboard is also now upholstered with SensaTec.




No mechanical changes adorn the upgraded 2023 Z4, meaning it still has either a 2.0 liter inline-four or a 3.0 liter 6-cylinder, with both options mated to an eight-speed automatic.


Are you glad BMW didn't shake up the Z4's formula too much for 2023?

Images: BMW

1 Comment


bbbfboop
Oct 14, 2022

Love the color!

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