In celebration of the 70th anniversary of its historic victory in the famed Mille Miglia automobile race in Brescia, when the classic BMW 328 not only finished in first place but also in third, fifth and sixth places, thereby ensuring overall team victory as well, the German automaker has announced that it will build just 99 examples of the limited edition Z4 sDrive35is Mille Miglia.

Setting this convertible apart from other Z4s, each Mille Miglia edition will be finished in a coat of matte Polaris Metallic with a black front grill, an M aero kit and 19-inch wheels finished in Dark Chrome. Inside, the seats and steering wheel feature red stitching. And of course, the car gets its own unique limited edition badging inside and out. Sadly one area that lets this stunning car down is the long winded and almost meaning name. We’d prefer it with the Mille Miglia badges alone.

Despite the 35 in the name the power comes from a 340-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six, mated up to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox as with the standard BMW Z4 sDrive35is. It seems for now this will be the only Z4 with an M in its name but it will be more than enough for the vast majority of drivers.

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