2025 BMW Z4 M40i, One of the Best Cars

2025 BMW Z4 M40i, One of the Best Cars


2025 BMW Z4 M40i First Look: What the Manual Will Cost You

The long-awaited manual transmission finally comes to the BMW Z4 M40i performance roadster.

Porsche has no problem moving manual transmission sports cars, even in the U.S., with high take rates of its stick-shift 718 and 911 models. BMW has taken note, and is now offering the 2025 BMW Z4 convertible with a manual for the first time, hoping to inspire a new crop of customers. The new manual deal comes with a specially tuned “Handschalter” package, and is only available on the more-powerful M40i trim, at least for now.

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Since the manual is limited to the M40i trim for now, it’s only available with the 3.0-liter inline-six engine good for 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, limited to a top speed of 155 mph, and with a claimed 0-60 mph run of just 4.2 seconds. So far, we only have model year updates for the M40i.

For the first time, manual-equipped M40i cars get bi-color M light-alloy wheels in a double-spoke design staggered with 19-inch wheels up front and 20 inches in the rear. All M40i trims, regardless of shifter, get BMW’s variable sport steering, M Sport brakes, an M Sport differential at the rear axle, with an adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers as well.

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As part of the “Handschalter” manual trim package (which means “hand shift” in the brand’s home language of German), the exterior gets extended shadowline black high-gloss exterior trim pieces, red brake calipers, dark badging, with an exclusively available shade of San Remo Green metallic paint available only on manual cars. Inside, there’s choice of five different Vernasca leather upholstery. Strangely, there’s a second exclusive green exterior color also only available with the stick, called BMW Individual Frozen Deep Green metallic and priced at $2,950.

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Overall (minus the Individual paint job charge), the “Handschalter” package adds $3,500 to the price of the M40i. The 2024 Z4 M40i trim starts at $67,295; BMW did not release updated 2025 pricing just yet. The updated Z4 is set to launch with its new manual transmission in March.

We’ve actually already had a chance to drive the new manual Z4, and it’s lovely. To quote our own Jonny Lieberman, “It’s immediately apparent the manual should have been part of the latest BMW Z4 from day one.” To read more of his impressions, check out the full First Drive story here.

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2025 BMW Z4 M40i Manual Specs
Price $70,000 (est. )
Layout Front-engine, RWD, 2-pass, 2-door convertible
Engine 3.0L/382 hp/369 lb-ft turbo DOHC 24-valve I-6
Transmission 6-speed manual
Curb Weight 3,514 lbs
Wheelbase 97.2 in.
L x W x H 171.0 x 73.0 x 51.0 in.
0-60 MPH 4.2 sec
On Sale March
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Author: Mohammed A Bazzoun

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