Cars.com Los Angeles Bureau Chief Brian Wong is a selfish jerk who keeps all the nice weather to himself during the terrible winter months we experience at Cars.com’s headquarters in Chicago. That warmer climate also enabled him to be the first of our staff to get behind the wheel of the 2019 BMW Z4 recently in Palm Springs, Calif., and put the roadster through its paces.
Wong is right to point out that calling the 2019 Z4 all-new isn’t quite accurate as there was previously a Z4 in BMW’s lineup, though they’ve been absent for a bit. According to Wong, that’s because the previous Z4 lacked the fun-to-drive experience one would expect to find in a two-seat roadster. In addition, the Z4 of old had styling that lacked cohesion.