There have been years of incessant requests from the most staunch followers and finally their prayers were answered. Since the latest generation of the BMW Z4 came out in 2019, there was one thing that was missing and that many missed: the option to manual shift. Even with its update, the initial configuration remained and it seemed that hope was lost. However, the BMW Z4 Pure Impulse Edition to once again excite the most purists with the ideal transmission for this convertible.
While the rest of the range remains with the eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission, that new special edition she is the only one who rides the six-speed manual gearbox. It is something possible thanks to its relationship with the Toyota Supra, which has already offered it for a long time. As it could not be otherwise, this transmission is only available with the top-of-the-range M40i variant. This translates into the one that is linked to the 3.0-liter turbo inline six-cylinder enginewhich takes about half of sales.
The two-seater convertible maintains the 340 HP and 500 Nm of torque which has the most powerful version, although the manual transmission causes its performance to change slightly. It is somewhat slower, since it accelerates 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and the maximum speed is still limited to 250 km/h. Despite losing that tenth in acceleration, it gains faithful behavior and strengthens the bond between driver and vehicle. The gear lever boasts of offering short and precise strokes so that the experience is round.
Besides, keeps that chassis which has always made the BMW Z4 stand out. With an almost perfect weight distribution and a low center of gravity, it adds a well-calibrated suspension thanks to adaptive technology with electronically controlled shock absorbers. There is no lack of details either. such as variable sports steering, M sports brakes or the M sports differential on the rear axle. The wheels are asymmetrical, that is, they measure 19 inches on the front axle and 20 inches on the rear axle.
In addition to that, the design they offer with the double spokes and glossy black finish is new. Others specific issues in this manual Pure Impulse Edition are the M Shadowline finish, with black elements, red brake calipers and new body colors (such as Frozen Deep Green of the images). The interior also has some details such as the M gear lever, Vernasca leather upholstery in cognac with black M piping or interior trim in shiny Schwarz.