Despite the secretive teaser and open invitation to view the Z4 replacement at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’ELEGANCE, BMW is not ready to officially launch the convertible sports car just yet. Instead, what was displayed at Pebble Beach is the Concept Z4 car – possibly too soon to call it the Z5?
With the Concept Z4, BMW has gone for a sporty and progressive design language that complements the raw driving experience of a roadster. The Concept Z4 also adopts textbook roadster design cues: long wheelbase, low-slung and stretched silhouette with a compact rear end. Flanked with precise and bold lines across the body work, the Concept Z4 gives off a modern and emotionally engaging impression.
At the front, the concept car wears BMW’s new kidney grille design that is wider and slimmer than before. The brand’s signature corona LED daytime running lights will also make an appearance on this next-generation roadster. Following the body lines to the rear and you’ll find a pair of ultra slim tail lamps. The rear end gets a sharp and athletic rear apron to create a dynamic impression.
Inside, BMW went to great lengths to create a space that is driver-centric to heighten the focus on what matters most – driving. The instrument cluster will be a single piece LCD screen like the G30 5-Series, giving the driver a clear view of driving information. The centre console is also angled towards the driver, giving he or she maximum reach without having to divert their attention from the road.
Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, Adrian van Hooydonk said, “The BMW Concept Z4 in an all-out driving machine, stripping the car back to the bare essentials allows the driver to experience all the ingredients of motoring pleasure with supreme directness. This is total freedom on four wheels.” Production-ready version of the BMW Concept Z4 will debut next year.
BMW Concept Z4
BMW Concept Z4 Design