2025 BMW Z4 M40i Adds Manual Transmission Option

2025 BMW Z4 M40i Adds Manual Transmission Option

Published: February 16, 2024 | By: American Luxury Staff

BMW injects its roadster lineage with adrenaline for 2025, offering the Z4 M40i with a manual gearbox for the first time. This “Handschalter” package caters to driving purists, pairing the manual transmission with the inline 6-cylinder engine that has powered BMW roadsters for generations.

With 382 horsepower singing through six speeds of perfectly timed shifts, the Z4 becomes an instrument of dynamic performance. Accelerating from 0-60mph in just 4.2 seconds, the manual roadster channels BMW’s rich racing heritage.

Beyond the gearbox, BMW retunes the chassis for sharper reflexes, exclusive to the stick-shift model. A reinforced anti-roll bar and unique auxiliary springs amplify agility, while tuning for the electronic differential and variable steering quickens response. Staggered 19/20-inch wheels ensure optimal grip when aggressively carving corners.

Subtle styling tweaks visually differentiate the manual edition, including blacked-out exterior trim, red brake calipers, and exclusive paint hues like San Remo Green metallic. Inside, Cognac leather upholstery stitching evokes luxury, contrasted by raw Alcantara.

With exhilarating power under complete control, the driver becomes one with the machine. The Handschalter recaptures the untamed freedom of BMW’s roadster heritage. For a $3,500 premium, driving enthusiasts can experience open-air performance in its purest form.

This special edition writes the next chapter of BMW’s roadster legacy, combining technical innovation with timeless driving pleasure. The visceral connection between man and machine resonates through every perfectly timed shift.

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