BMW Z4 Concept Reportedly Headed To Pebble Beach

BMW and Toyota announced plans to jointly develop a sports car back in 2012 and it looks like we could finally see the fruits of their labor this August.

According to Autocar, BMW will use the Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance to introduce a new Z4 concept. Little is known about the car at this point but it is reportedly in the final stages of construction and will be used to preview the upcoming production model.

Spy photos have shown the Z4 will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor and adopt classic roadster styling cues including a long hood, a rakish windscreen, and a short rear deck. The car will also be equipped with a prominent twin-kidney grille, front fender vents, and a dual exhaust system.

We’ve only seen a few glimpses of the interior but drivers can expect to find a three-spoke steering wheel, a large infotainment display, and a sizable iDrive controller on the center console.

A variety of engines will be available including a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder. Recent spy photos even suggested the Z4 20i will be rated at 197 PS (194 hp) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque.

The Z4 is expected to go on sale in late 2018, approximately three months after the new 8-Series Coupe.

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  • Tumbi Mtika

    I want a new Z4M.

    • The Watcher

      You mean Supra TRD Convertible?

  • Dennis James

    It’s long overdue. Hopefully it will keep the design language of the 8-series concept. BMW sorely needs some good-looking cars in its lineup !

  • Six Thousand Times

    A looker.

  • SteersUright

    Really hope BMW doesn’t use their craptastic turbo inline-6 motors on this and something NA and more refreshing in a true sports car. Between the carbon buildup on the intake valves and their propensity for breaking down along with sounding like an angry vacuum cleaner swallowed a BMW I6, Im not a huge fan of these engines despite all the big power they make. They simply have no character and are the antithesis of something like the a Porsche Flat 6 that serenades you beautifully (before blowing an IMS shaft bearing on anything other than the new stuff! lol) until you fall in love and want to drive it all the time. A sports cars engine is its beating heart and soul. Combined with competent dynamics, starting it up and hearing it sing is where half the enjoyment comes from. BMW knows this so it tries to fix its problematic vacuum cleaner voice by playing MP3’s of nice engine sounds for you on the inside. Sorry, not for me.

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