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The BMW Z4 M40i Pure Impulse edition with 6-speed manual gearbox.

With the BMW Z4 M40i Pure Impulse edition, the top version of the Roadster is also available with a six-speed manual gearbox for the first time.

31 January 2024

BMW Z4 M40i:
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 8.1
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 197
CO2 class G

Fans of pure driving pleasure in an open-top BMW M can look forward to a new release that perfectly matches their preferences: the BMW Z4 M40i in the Pure Impulse edition. With the 2024 model year roadster, a six-speed manual gearbox will also be available for the range-topping version for the first time. In addition, the Pure Impulse edition include retuned chassis technology and mixed-size M light-alloy wheels and exclusive design features for both the exterior and interior. 


  • Six-speed manual gearbox
  • Refined chassis tuning
  • Mixed-size wheels for the first time
  • Exclusive M-specific design features
  • New exterior paint finishes


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The new engine-transmission pairing forms the core element of an enticing equipment package designed to place greater emphasis than ever on the two-seater’s unwavering focus on delivering an exhilarating open-top driving experience. And now another key ingredient in a richly engaging driving experience has joined the party in the shape of a manual gearbox to marshal the 250 kW (340 hp) from that straight-six engine.


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The pairing of a straight-six engine with a six-speed manual gearbox means a highly exclusive option. In fact, the only models in the current range available with this drive configuration are high-performance sports cars from BMW M GmbH. But now a BMW M Performance model is set to join them with the arrival of the BMW Z4 M40i Pure Impulse edition.

The six-speed manual gearbox was developed exclusively for the BMW Z4 M40i. It is a BMW modular transmission incorporating M specific components for the gear set and shafts that has been modified for the straight-six engine’s output.

The outer shift mechanism, comprising the shift lever, its guide and the connection to the transmission, has likewise been custom made for the Pure Impulse edition of the BMW Z4 M40i – and delivers the unrivalled shift feel for which BMW models are renowned. The direct flow of power between engine and transmission combined with the driver’s central involvement in gear changes reinforces the emotional bond between driver and vehicle.

A precisely defined shift action enables the gears to be changed swiftly and intuitively.When power is relayed via the six-speed manual gearbox, the six-cylinder in-line engine propels the BMW Z4 M40i to 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest in 4.6 seconds.



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Another new feature on the chassis side relates to the wheel sizes, as different-size wheels are being fitted to the model year 2024 BMW Z4 M40i for the first time. The new M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design with a Black high-gloss finish measure 19 inches in diameter at the front axle and 20 inches at the rear. Previously reserved for high-performance models from BMW M GmbH, this pairing enables optimum transfer of drive power to the road – especially in conjunction with rear-wheel drive – together with highly effective transmission of lateral control forces when cornering hard.


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The Pure Impulse edition also adds individual design features to the exterior of the BMW Z4 M40i. These give the roadster a sharper look that underlines its more rounded sports car character, while also complementing the familiar M exterior features for optimising airflow and aerodynamic balance.

They include the M High-gloss Shadowline trim with extended features – which also incorporates the exclusive model badging on the front side panels and the vehicle’s rear end – as well as the exterior mirror caps painted in Black high-gloss, specially designed flaps for streamlining the airflow in the area around the rear wheel arches and red brake callipers for the M Sport brakes.

New exterior colours also form part of the Pure Impulse edition’s specification. This includes the colours Frozen Deep Green metallic for European markets and Sanremo Green metallic for the USA. Further exterior paint finishes from the familiar range of colours for the BMW Z4 can be selected as an alternative to the new variants.


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The interior of the BMW Z4 has been crafted for the enjoyment of unfettered driving pleasure in a space with a modern and sophisticated sports car feel.

The Pure Impulse edition includes M specific design features for the interior supplemented by a number of exclusive details. For instance, there is an M gearshift lever with model-specific sleeve on the centre console that is used to control the special-edition model’s six-speed manual gearbox. The Vernasca leather trim in Cognac with black M piping – also exclusive to the BMW Z4 M40i Pure Impulse – exudes a blend of sumptuous elegance and sporting flair. It is complemented by interior trim strips in Black high-gloss.



The BMW Z4 M40i

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BMW Z4 M40i:
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 8.1
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 197
CO2 class G

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