The current third-generation BMW Z4, which was unveiled in 2018, will reportedly be the last if a report from Spain is to be believed.
According to engines:esa slowdown in sales compared to its main rival, the Porsche Boxster, has been cited as the clear reason Munich wants to end production by 2025, the same year Toyota reportedly started selling the mechanically identical supra†
The online publication further reports that the Z4 will receive a mid-life facelift next year, which will also be the first and only before being phased out.
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BMW has reportedly ruled out a move to electrification entirely, meaning the Z4 will continue to run with the same engine options offered in the Supra until its demise; a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine and the improved 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo engine†
Unlike the Supra, which will spawn and ultra-hardcore GRMN model reportedly next year powered by a more powerful version of the 3.0-litre S58 engine used in the M3†M4 competitionthe Z4 will not offer a comparable M model as it was never designed to be surpassed by any other model except the flagship M40i.
Unchanged since its debut four years ago, the respective updates are likely to include BMW’s revised 10.25-inch iDrive infotainment system, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and potentially improved materials and additional features coming 2023.
Little else is known for now, but expect details to become clear over the course of the year.