We spied the refreshed BMW Z4 this summer and now the roadster is ready to make its full and official debut. Bringing a refreshed exterior, new customisation options, and more standard equipment, the 2023 Z4 launches in Europe and the United States in November this year. We will get to the pricing details in a minute but first, let’s see what the Z4’s LCI brings to the table.

LCI stands for Life Cycle Impulse, which is the way BMW calls its facelifts. For the Z4, the visual aspect of the mid-cycle refresh takes the form of a revised M Sport package, which is now standard for the Z4 sDrive30i trim. The kit comes with new three-section air intakes in the front bumper as seen in other recent BMW M models.

Gallery: 2023 BMW Z4

Similar touches can be seen at the back, while from the side, new and more contoured side sills are present. The side air intakes also feature a new design, while a set of optional 19-inch M wheels designed exclusively for the roadster complete the visual changes.

New exterior colours are also introduced and these include Thundernight metallic, Portimao Blue metallic, and Skyscraper Grey metallic for the first time. Making debut for the 2023 model year are the M Shadowline lights, which come as an option for the optional adaptive LED headlights. 

Inside the cabin, the new standard M Sport package for the Z4 sDrive30i comes with sports seats, an M leather steering wheel, M pedals and footrest, and a dashboard upholstered in SensaTec leather.

The UK engine range includes two models: a base Z4 20i M Sport with 194 bhp (197 PS /145 kilowatts) with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and the range-topping Z4 M40i with 335 bhp (340 PS / 250 kW) 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) coming from a 3.0-litre inline-six engine. Both 20i and M40i are coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission.


Power (hp)*

Torque (Nm) *

0-62mph (s) *

Top speed (mph) *

Fuel economy (mpg) *

CO2 emissions (g/km) *


Z4 20i M Sport





38.2 – 40.9

166 – 157


Z4 M40i





34.9 – 35.8

184 – 179


Not available in the UK is the sDrive30i model with 255 bhp (258 PS / 190 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-metres) of torque, which also uses the same 2.0-litre engine.

The US market gets a more powerful M40i version producing 382 bhp (285 kW) 369 lb-ft (500 Nm). There have been rumours about a potential six-speed manual gearbox for the American market, though, at least for now, the roadster carries over with its eight-speed automatic for both sDrive30i and M40i engine options. In the US the starting price is $52,800 for the sDrive30i, which is their base model, and $65,400 for the M40i, both plus a $995 destination charge.

Despite the reports that BMW might kill the Z4 after 2025 due to its relatively low sales, the Bavarian brand says it’s happy with the 55,000 examples of the roadster it has delivered since its market launch in 2020.

The revised Z4 goes on sale in November this year with UK pricing started at £42,305 for the 20i and £53,720 for the M40i.