BMW Z4 Concept Photos Leaked

It's four years since BMW and Toyota confirmed a new joint venture to deliver a new BMW Z4 (or perhaps Z5) and a new Toyota Supra.

Today's the big day - BMW will reveal its Z4 concept at the Pebble Beach Concourse d'Elegance, but you don't have to wait until the official premiere to see it.

But it's very likely an accurate portrayal of what the production version of BMW's third-generation Z4 (and successor to the Z3) will look like when it goes on sale next year.

Moving on to the interior, BMW say that much of the cabin was meant to adopt the color of the car's exterior, thus creating a visual connection between the outside and inside of the concept - with only a chrome trim strop providing some separation. Which would be interesting.

This new sports vehicle has been revealed in concept form at the Pebble Beach Concourse in America. The approach signals BMW's determination to shift the Z4 further upmarket.

While some of the more flamboyant design features will be toned down, the overall styling and detailing of the concept is claimed to be
very close to the production auto.


The new Z4 roadster concept continues the tradition of BMW open-tops, but with a fresh design outlook.

The front end styling is undeniably linked to the 8 Series Concept. It keeps the long hood, short-tail proportions of the previous Z4, while the company claims the driver will now sit closer to the centre of the auto due to a slightly shorter hood.

The Concept Z4's design takes cues from classic roadsters.

BMW didn't really delve into powertrains for the concept. "To make it more agile we reduced the wheelbase - from a semantic standpoint it clearly tells the story that the driver is in the middle of everything". While the current Z4 has top-to-bottom two-tone finishes, this one has left-to-right, signaling a more driver-focused design.

The new Z4 is anticipated to be manufacturer only as a roadster, and not as a coupe.

The rear of the Z4 comprises narrow, angular and tapering LED lights, echoed lower down by the trapezoidal number-plate plinth and geometric exhaust pipes. Buyers are set to be offered the choice of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic in combination with all engines.


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