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2018 BMW Z4 revealed

New generation BMW Z4 Roadster unveiled

bmw z4 concept roadster

That teaser image posted on the BMW Facebook account the other day turned out to be the new-generation BMW Z4.

Still officially a ‘concept’, BMW tell us the car is a preview of the production model, while a full and official reveal is still to come.

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Unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event in the U.S. this morning, BMW say the new Z4 is a sporty and progressive BMW design study encapsulating their vision of a modern roadster.

It’s believed the new BMW offering will share the same platform as the soon to return Toyota Supra and will be offered with a choice of four and six-cylinder engines, and a plug-in hybrid.

Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, says the concept adopts classical roadster design cues, such as a long wheelbase, a low-slung, stretched silhouette and a compact rear end

“The concept expresses the new BMW design language from all perspectives and in all details.

“From the dynamic-looking front to the striking flanks to the clean-cut tail end: a few lines and the subtle interplay between surfaces are enough to generate a sense of power and emotion.”

A shorter bonnet and crisp overhangs ensure the driver sits closer to the center of the car than in previous BMW roadsters. This gives the new proportions a focused, sporty and agile feel. The outline of the car follows a distinct wedge shape, which fills the BMW Concept Z4 with dynamism before it even pulls away.

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We will bring you more details as they come to hand and stay up to date direct in our BMW Z4 News section.

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