The rumors have been confirmed true. BMW is constructing a handbook model of the Z4 M40i that may go into manufacturing in Q1 of subsequent yr. After seeing Toyota’s success with the Supra in handbook kind, BMW is becoming a member of the get together and bringing some old skool connectivity to its open high roadster.
The Z4 M40i’s handbook is identical transmission discovered within the Toyota GR Supra however has some tweaks made to its linkages and bushings. The transmission is a 6 velocity Getrag unit much like the one discovered within the M2, M3 and M4. It’s additionally going to be the one non M automotive in BMW’s line-up with a handbook on supply.
The handbook will probably be half of a bigger efficiency bundle that has but to be finalized. However relaxation assured you’ll pay for the consideration of rowing your individual gears. Fortunately BMW is just not calling this a restricted choice and intends to make as many as consumers need.
Nevertheless a phrase of warning. Given manufacturing timing, there’s an opportunity that the Z4 handbook would possibly simply be the final one standing because the M2 goes out of manufacturing probably simply earlier than the Z4.