The future of the BMW sports cars is now here. The Concept Z4 roadster is expected to be launched in 2018 to replace their existing Z4 folding hard-top.
Its long bonnet is notably much shorter compared to that of the present model, extending to a steeply raked windscreen that gives the ride a stretched out and sleep profile. While some say that its design is pretty much predictable, the show car also drips with some contemporary design touches which include the following:
- Super wide kidney grille for a stretched and broad nose
- Double-decker headlamps that are a stacked vertically, a true novelty for BMW
- Slimline rear lamps with wedge-like angle
- Pronounced shark nose for dynamic and planted stance
- Metallic rollover hoops that are stenciled with logo and added to the front seats
BMW also deserves to be praised for finally decided to strip away the new model from some of the common conceptual silliness to allow a completely plausible silhouette emerge. The new ride is pert, shapely, and neat, especially in its side profile.
When Will BMW Z4 Be Up for Grab?
According to Munich, the attention grabbing design study provides a look ahead to the car’s series-production version expected to be unveiled by next year, with the sales expected to be in later part of 2018. The Concept Z4 had its public debut back in August 17 during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance held in California in which BMW group is known for revealing their show cars.
BMW Concept Z4’s first official photos reveal its modern-day interior which looks completely doable in production. While there might be a need to get rid of the swathes of leather that adorn its dashboard, the newest iteration of iDrive, the minor controls, and the stubby gearlever all seem to be very much achievable. You also have to take note that the digital dials and cool detail and what seems like a lap timer that has been integrated to the lower part of the steering wheel with a square bottom.
You can also find a pair of Race Stop and Race Start buttons at 2 and 10 o’clock on the wheel, nestling right in front of the paddle shift gearlevers, with a head up display also fitted.
Specs, Engines, and More
It is believed that the Z4 that is already prepared for production will have an array of engines which include the 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 194bhp as well as 236lb ft of torque. Scoop pictures also spotted the 6-speed manual gearbox although it is expected that there will also be the BMW 8-speed auto to be included in the roadster.
There are also possibilities of a Z4M version which will likely feature the turbocharged straight six with about 450bhp. The 20-inch wheels seen on this concept car will also be expected to be in production. Are you ready to be riding this drive in 2018?