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News Six-Cylinder BMW Z4 Getting Stick Shift in North America

Six-Cylinder BMW Z4 Getting Stick Shift in North America

Z4 goes stick

  • Big-engine Z4 getting three pedal option

  • Manual comes with suspension upgrades

 


BMW is building a stick-shift version of the BMW Z4. There’s a prototype already, and it will go on sale in 2024.

Ok, this isn’t much of a surprise. Once Toyota announced that the mechanically identical Toyota Supra was getting a stick shift, it felt like a matter of time before BMW did the same. But now Autoblog has been behind the wheel of the upcoming model.

The stick-shift Z4 gets more than just the new gearbox. It has a staggered wheel and tire setup and gets the torque vectoring rear diff from the M240i coupe, for example. The front anti-roll bar is stiffer, the steering has been recalibrated, and the adaptive dampers have been adapted.

Yes, we know that BMW made a stick-shift Z4 sDrive20i in some other markets, but that model was low on power and didn’t sell here. This one will be an M40i with 328 hp 3.0L twin-turbo inline-six. The good one.

Buyers of the stick-shift, which goes on sale in Q1 of 2024, will be the only ones to get the suspension changes. No word on the price, though Toyota sells the Supra with a stick for the same price as the eight-speed automatic.

This will be one of the last BMW cars sold with a manual transmission. So expect it to be in high demand, and it could be tough to get.

 

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