The BMW Z4 is now on sale in Singapore with prices starting at $281,888 for the base Z4 sDrive20i version.
That comes with from a new 2-litre, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine producing 197hp and 320Nm.
Zero to 100km/h is dispatched in 6.6 seconds and it goes on to a top speed of 240km/h.
Pony up $304,888 and you’ll get the Z4 sDrive30i with the same engine but with 258hp and 400Nm of torque.
Both engines have 13hp more than their predecessors.
The top of the range M40i will set you back $351,888.
For that, however, you get a 3-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged motor with 340hp and 500Nm, and a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 4.5 seconds.
All variants come with the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard.
The shorter ratios for the transmission’s lower gears help boost acceleration times and BMW says the unit’s improved internal efficiency allows it to operate more effectively too.
The transmission also has Launch Control function for accelerating hard from a standing start with optimised traction.
Meanwhile, the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission fitted in the Z4 M40i has been configured with M-specific shift characteristics to match the engine’s power delivery.
At 4324mm, it’s 85mm longer than its predecessor, 74mm wider to 1864mm and 13mm taller to 1304mm.
The wheelbase has been shortened by 26mm to 2470mm which sharpens agility, as do the wider tracks – up 98mm at the front to 1609mm and up 57mm at the rear to 1616mm.
The Z4’s soft top is electrically operated and can be opened or closed in 10 seconds at up to 50km/h.