Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 6 months ago 22
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Let The New BMW Z4 Fill Your Ears With Straight-Six Noise

As the recently-revealed BMW Z4 continues to undergo testing at the Nurburgring, we're given a good chance to hear its turbocharged inline-six

Remind me later

The all-new BMW Z4 may have been revealed nearly two weeks ago, but that testing of the car won’t stop for some time yet. That’s good news for us, as we’ll have plenty more videos like this one to give us some idea of how it’ll sound.

This one from cvdzijden might just be the best one yet for judging the noise of range-topping Z4 M40i’s ‘B58’ inline-six turbo. The 335bhp unit may not be the most spectacular-sounding six out there, but with the Z4’s pipework, it sounds nicely throaty, don’t you think?

Reaction to the new Z4's styling has proven to be mixed thus far...
Reaction to the new Z4's styling has proven to be mixed thus far...

It should drive noticeably better than its ‘E89’ predecessor too. Having dropped the folding hard-top in favour of a simpler fabric roof, the new Z4 is around 50kg lighter than the old one. The centre of gravity is lower also, and the weight distribution is the ideal 50:50 split.

UK deliveries are expected to kick off in early 2019, around the same time that the Toyota Supra - which has been jointly-developed with the Z4 - will be revealed.