“The BMW Concept Z4 in an all-out driving machine.”Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President, BMW Group Design
“The BMW Concept Z4 in an all-out driving machine,” said Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “Stripping the car back to the bare essentials allows the driver to experience all the ingredients of motoring pleasure with supreme directness. This is total freedom on four wheels. The BMW Concept Z4 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.”
The sculpted shark nose at the front end creates dramatic surface contouring that extends the full length of the car. The surfaces and forms create an extremely modern and emotionally engaging look. The large Air Breathers behind the front wheels act as the source of the flanks’ elaborately modelled surfaces. They appear to be shaped by the flow of air as it exits the Air Breathers. The low door sills, with their distinctive crease, makes the body appear closer to the road, emphasising the low-slung sensation when looking at the car from the side.
Pricing, performance and engine availability have not been released yet but it is anticipated that the car will be available with either a 4 or 6 cylinder engine. A hybrid model could follow. The 2016 Z4 was offered with a 2.0-liter turbo inline 4 cylinder engine with 240 hp or a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6 cylinder engine generating up to 335 hp.