Following its first appearance here in March during the launch of the G20 3 Series, and then subsequently as a showcase display at Sepang during the BMW M Track Day in June, the G29 BMW Z4 has now officially gone on sale in Malaysia. As reported previously, BMW Malaysia is only bringing in a sole engine variant of the third-generation drop-top, and this is the sDrive30i in M Sport trim.

Let’s get to the pricing first – the Z4 sDrive30i M Sport goes for RM479,800, on-the-road without insurance (with five years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Free Scheduled Service Programme and BMW Tyre Warranty Programme), and that’s RM23,000 more than the last estimated pricing provided for the car, which was during the Sepang preview.

The sDrive30i variant is equipped with a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder delivering 255 hp (258 PS) and 400 Nm from 1,550 to 4,400 rpm, and this is paired with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 5.4 seconds and a 250 km/h top speed.

Standard kit includes a M Sport Suspension and Variable Sport Steering, along with wireless phone charging and Intelligent Parking Assistant with a Reversing Assistant feature. There’s also Connected Package Professional, which will allow owners to add on more features from the ConnectedDrive store.

The Z4 also comes with a BMW Digital Key, which enables the driver to lock/unlock and operate the vehicle with the use of select Android smartphones via Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Via the BMW Connected App, the Digital Key can be shared with up to five people.

A choice of five exterior colours is available for the car, and these are San Francisco Red, Misano Blue, Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver and Alpine White. These can be matched with a pick from three interior colour options – black décor with black stitching, Magma Red with black stitching or Cognac with black stitching, as seen in the photo set of the car here from the Sepang showcase.

The company says that through a Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, monthly installment plans for the Z4 sDrive30i M Sport start from RM5,478.00 (based on estimates of an 80% loan, on a five-year tenure).

GALLERY: G29 BMW Z4 sDrive30i