BMW Z4 Concept reveals design direction for brand's next roadster

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However, it is expected to feature a more conventional folding soft top, as seen on Z4 development cars.

BMW's designers chose to implement a sharknose-like shape for the front end, modeling around a wedge that extends to the windshield.

Aside from the vast vents, grille, wheels and wheelarches, the most striking aspect of the new Z4 Concept is its rear deck, which features two "domes".

Finished in "Energetic Orange" matte paint, the Z4 concept rides on bi-colour 20-inch double-spoke alloy wheels.

The Concept Z4 has a number of styling elements not seen before on a BMW, particularly around the front of the auto.




The Concept Z4 roadster is a design study for an upcoming model that's the product of a joint venture between the German automaker and Toyota, but you'd never mistake it for anything but a BMW.

Moving on to the interior, BMW say that much of the cabin was meant to adopt the color of the car's exterior, thus creating a visual connection between the outside and inside of the concept - with only a chrome trim strop providing some separation. A shorter bonnet and crisp overhangs ensure the driver sits closer to the centre of the vehicle than in previous BMW roadsters and has a better connection with the road.

The back end features two silver pods, a trunk lid spoiler that hints at the old Z4 models and narrow taillights that nearly touch in the middle. The sleek roadster takes on from the tremendously successful 8 series concept design that was stylistically as sharp and dynamic.

BMW says the laid-back profile remains but with a shorter snout this time for increased driving agility -something sorely missing in today's preceding model. Let us know below. The carbon-fibre air diffuser that rests at the bottom of the back, meanwhile, offers a parallel to the large central carbon air intake at the front of the Z4 Concept. As seen in the picture of the interior, the fascia design and two digital screens - one on the centre and the other behind the showy steering wheel - are production certs. While the current Z4 has top-to-bottom two-tone finishes, this one has left-to-right, signaling a more driver-focused design.

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