BMW will take the wraps off the new Z4 Concept tomorrow, 17 August, at the opening of the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. But for now, the Bavarian carmaker has revealed a single teaser image of the new Roadster ahead of tomorrow’s debut.
The teaser image shows the upcoming Z4 Concept with a large accentuating kidney grille, characteristic of BMW concept cars. The car sports smooth flowing lines with flared wheel arches that overlap the large alloy wheels. The mirrors are slender and futuristic since they are in concept guise.
BMW is developing the new generation Z4 alongside the Toyota Supra. While the Supra will only be a coupe, the Z4 will remain a roadster. However, unlike the previous generation Z4, which had a folding hard-top, the new generation Z4 will be a soft-top roadster. The third generation Z4 is built from the ground-up and will employ the BMW’s carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) for lightweight construction. Under the hood, there will be a range of turbocharged four and six cylinder engines. The rear-wheel drive system will be retained while the transmission will be an eight-speed automatic. A hybrid and a performance variant are also on the cards, but those will arrive later in the roadster’s life cycle.
The new Z4 Concept will preview the production spec roadster which is expected only next year.