The 2023 BMW Z4 will go on sale in the United States in November this year and if you are thinking of buying one, you should probably know what the differences are between the refreshed model and the pre-facelift version. Not much has changed, although the roadster does feature some notable visual changes that should keep it fresh for another two or three years on the market. The Z4 might be discontinued after 2025 but for now it’s here in a revised and more attractive form.
We prepared this quick visual comparison between the Z4 2023 and its predecessor for you to see the changes in detail. In all the examples below, the new Z4 is on the left and the previous model on the right.
The front fascia is where most of the visual tweaks can be seen. The headlights continue unchanged but almost everything else is changed. The grids now have a new hexagonal pattern, which makes them appear larger when in fact the size hasn’t changed. The position of the fog lamps is also unchanged, although their shape is new. Extra lights are now surrounded by different looking glasses. M Shadowline lights make their debut for the 2023 model year, which are offered as an option for the optional adaptive LED headlights.
The rear changes are minimal. The general layout is retained, but the lower part of the bumper where the exhaust pipes are integrated is now finished in gloss black. Prior to the facelift, this area was finished in the same color as the body depending on grade. The rear lights and the exhausts are not modified.
The 2023 Z4 is a mid-cycle refresh for the roadster, which means the side profile hasn’t changed. However, there are new exterior colors and new wheel designs and finishes, giving the vehicle a fresher look. New paint finishes include Thundernight Metallic, Portimao Blue Metallic and Skyscraper Gray Metallic, which are part of the Z4’s color range for the first time. There is also a new set of 19-inch M wheels as an option.
BMW has kept changes inside the cabin to a minimum. The interior benefits from new material choices and color options depending on the trim level. In the US, the new standard M Sport package for the Z4 sDrive30i includes sports seats, an M leather steering wheel, M pedals and footrest and a SensaTec leather-wrapped dashboard, as seen on the left photo above.
As mentioned above, the facelifted Z4 will go on sale in the United States in November this year with a starting price of $52,800 for the base model Z4 sDrive30i and $65,400 for the M40i, both plus a $995 destination.