As anticipated the appointment of Pebble Beach is the Discovery Theatre for the BMW Z4 Concept anticipated by a teaser. will be the preview on new BMW Z4, following what already done at the elegance competition of Villa despite with BMW 8 Series concept. Vision on design, to be refined and normalize before the official presentation. The forklifts of the future Z4 have been circulating on the road for more than a year and the testing phase comes to an end. The teaser’s cues are interesting to discover the proportions and the trend of the snout, without camouflage. There is a lot of evenings 8 in the idea with which the long engine bonnet has been drawn, sloping in the tip. It has a homeless setup, two humps behind the seats for a roadster look. Very short front overhang, high belt line, and tail with headlights that can be perceived as horizontal development.
The concept of BMW Z4 present at the 2017 Elegance competition of Pebble Beach is the closest to the future generation of BMW Z4 we can now admire without veils. Certainly the design is to be gripped with pliers as it is known that in this kind of events the stylists let themselves go into some inspiration of too much, but we can begin at least to have a clear and almost definitive idea of the proportions: long and massive bonnet that moves the cockpit all back, as usual on this kind of car.
The stylistic course appears almost entirely new for the roadster in Monaco, with optical groups with a completely renewed shape, a double redesigned kidney and bumper with aerodynamic elements that find their own dimension within a design that wants to show a mix of muscles and dynamism, emphasized in turn by the aerodynamic humps behind the seats and a rear that looks carved into the rock.
On the front, you can see the chrome plating on the grid that makes up the traditional double-kidney grille. The fabric roof appears definitive. The direction indicators are inspired by the new 7 series, a bit like the rest of the design. Straining the view between the transparencies of the windscreen you can see the anti-tipping reinforcements (roll bar) installed behind the headrests and the screen of the multimedia system right above the central vents.
It is a joint project with Toyota, from which the chassis for this sport is born. The other components are separate for the two constructors.
New BMW Z4 looks very compact, long muzzle and a short tail. The most obvious difference from the current Z4, as well as the Japanese colleague and the rivals Mercedes SLC or Audi TT, is the fabric roof, instead of the rigid one. This will mean a consistent weight saving that can result in improved performance.
Z4 Roadster Engine Specifications
Nothing is known about the engines, even though rumors speak of a 2.0 four-cylinder 252 horsepower and a 3.0 six-cylinder engine of 340 horsepower, all turbocharged. We also talk about a hybrid version. It is also quite probable that you choose to make extensive use of lightweight materials, to improve performance through weight reduction, rather than with increased power, which will collide more and more with strict emission regulations.
The alliance between BMW and Toyota to develop a common platform suitable for sports models such as Z5, on the Japanese side should lead to the reissue of the Toyota Supra
The BMW Z4 was launched in 2002 and was only Spider. His design, signed by Chris Bangle, greatly deranged from that of the Z3 that was going to replace. While the previous car had very rounded shapes that recalled an ancient style, the new model focused all on sharp lines and edges. At that time the engines were aspirated, two typologies both with six cylinders. In 2006 he joined to the spider the coupé version. The first series went on until 2009. The second generation adopted a rigid aluminum roof. The size increased, as well as the powers. In the meantime, he had returned to the limelight the Turbo.