BMW Z4 M40i walks the talk!

It is 4,324mm long from afar but inside it feels too tight to mention, suffice to indicate for someone my height it was way too perfect.

Fitted with buttons and hexagonal shaped surfaces decoration, it featured a stronger dual-zone climate control, leather seats, Bluetooth connectivity, USBs and there’s a thumping sound system with an onboard music storage hard drive. Cool, yeah!

Although the weather did not allow due to intermittent rain, fortunately days after the sun did justice by allowing us to drop an electrically operated cloth roof that opens and shuts on the go in 10 seconds with a driving speed up to 65km/h en –route to Sun City, for its 40th fete in the North West. It was a blast on the road and head-turner as young and old asked for selfies with the new Z4 razor…

As with most German made brands, the Z4 featured mode buttons such as Comfort, Sport and Sport + sensations. We played with it and accorded us that privilege -especially on potholes now peppered along the Sun City route, to such an extend the locals blame it on burgeoning mining industries in the area.

It is boosted with 250kW and 500Nm 3.0l turbocharged six-potter mate and rated with a 7,4l/100km fuel consumption average.

The only snag: limited leg room. But who would give a damn -after all it’s a razor on the road that what sells and set it apart from competitors, that is fitted with turbocharged six-cylinder, capacity of 2,998 cc, power 250kW and torque 500Nm.

My colleague coined a superlative “selfish- bastard” as it only allows two passengers, sho!

The BMW Z4 comes with two years/unlimited km and five-year/100,000km Service Plan.

It retails for R1,030,500


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Image SLM (Hair-razor of note the BMW Z4 M40i).

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