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2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition might be the prettiest Z since the Z8

BMW debuts a long-overdue redesign for its long-serving roadster -- and we like the way it looks.

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Kyle Hyatt
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The 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition gives some much-needed aggression to the long-serving roadster.

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The First Edition comes with standard 19-inch light alloy wheels.

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The new Z4 ditches the previous model's power folding hardtop for a lighter, simpler power soft top.

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The First Edition Z4 also comes with a bevy of performance upgrades, including bigger brakes and an electronic differential.

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This may be the first BMW Z to be at home on a track since the Z4 M of the early 2000s.

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The M40i First Edition packs a turbo inline-six.

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With a profile like this, it's almost enough to make us ask, "What Supra?"

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50/50 weight distribution means that this Z4 should be plenty of fun on a crooked road.

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The base Z4 30i will arrive at dealers in spring of 2019, with hotter versions like the First Edition coming in the second quarter of the year.

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