BMW has finally heard the pleas and is including a manual transmission in the Z4 M40i program. So far only in the Pure Impulse edition with a lot of other interesting elements.
At the beginning of last year, the BMW Z4 underwent a fitness facelift, but while you can get the base version with a manual transmission, the more powerful four-cylinder and especially the top-of-the-line six-cylinder M40i lack this option. If you are annoyed by this and are planning to upgrade to the GR Supra due to the absence of three pedals, we have good news. Just wait a little longer.
The GR Supra got a six-speed manual two years ago, and now it will also be available for the 2025 model year BMW Z4 M40i. But it won’t be free. We do not yet have a price for the Czech market, but in Germany you will pay an extra CZK 150,000. A manual transmission will be part of the Pure Impulse special edition. The car had to adapt to the new transmission on a wider scale. The chassis received new springs and adaptive shock absorbers, stronger stabilizers and sportier steering. The drivetrain has reprogrammed traction control and differential tuning.
You can also show visually that you want to choose the transmissions yourself, even if only experts will recognize it. This version of the Z4 M40i wears two-tone rims with a diameter of 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear. The color palette will be expanded to include Frozen Deep green. It goes well with the set of M Shadow Line details in contrasting black paint. The interior features first-class Vernasca leather in brown combined with Alcantara. Naturally, the Z4 is littered with M logos inside and out.
On the contrary, the tax for the manual is a tenth worse acceleration to 100, but considering that we are still in the territory of 4.6 seconds, this does not play such a role. The maximum speed will remain limited to 250 km/h. The output of 250 kW with 500 Nm of torque remains unchanged.