After a somewhat slightly vague teaser image reveal earlier this week, the long awaited BMW Z4 Concept has been revealed online shortly before the car’s official world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The concept is finished in matte orange completed with a set of two-tone diamond cut wheels, and it looks utterly amazing. From the images, you can see that it has adopted the new BMW design language with the revised far more aggressive angular kidney grilles similar to the 8-Series concept. It also has massive air intakes situated within the front bumper giving the whole front end a whole lot more style and menace about it.
One of the best things about this concept though sits just behind the driver and passenger, those silver buttresses. When viewed from the back, they complete the looks of the thing. The other finishing touches at the back include wrap-around LED lights and twin tailpipes similar to previous BMW concepts.
BMW Concept cars have in recent years have had a very good record of being pretty close to the final production model. While we would expect the road-going version to lose the wafer-thin windscreen while obviously gaining a pair of door handles along with a tone down of that interior, the hope is that BMW will pretty much leave it alone and give us the car as it stands. So long as they leave those pretty buttresses in the design though, as that would make us very happy indeed.
As usual, there is no actual confirmation of what will power the upcoming Z4, but we would expect (and hope for) the usual range of turbocharged BMW engines including the 2.0 turbo four-pot along with the fire breathing straight-six-turbo motor.
Rumours also suggest that the Z4 will be available with a proper manual gearbox unlike its platform based sibling the Toyota Supra which would make us very happy.