2018 BMW Z4 Roadster Rendering Follows Current Design LineMay 18, 2017
Over the last few months, rendering artists from around the world have been hard at work trying to guess the design lines of the next BMW Z4. That’s understandable as the BMW Z4 has always delivered an emotional design, with a throwback to the BMW 507 that is still a stunner to this day. However, none of the renderings we’ve seen before hit so close to home as the one we’re showing you today.
X-Tomi Design is behind this new take on how the Z4 could look like and they definitely did their homework, infusing elements from current BMWs into their futuristic creative exercise. Up front you’ll notice the new headlights, connected to the kidney grilles as well as an M Sport bumper that might also feel familiar. That’s because it came straight off the new 5 Series. They work great together enhancing the sporty look of the open top.
With sleek lines along the sides, short overhangs and massive wheels, this rendering has all the elements to make you think this is the real deal.
The G29 Z4 will be built atop a platform that was developed in a joint-venture with Toyota, underpinning the next Supra as well. Therefore, you can already tell it’s going to be a blast to drive, with weight going down significantly compared to the outgoing model. Using a soft-top instead of the traditional metal retracting roof the Z4 got us used to, the handling of this roadster should put BMW back on the map in this shrinking niche.
Under the hood we’ll find both 2-liter and 3-liter petrol engines, with power output ranging from around 200 HP for entry level models to around 350 HP for the Z4 M40i M Performance model. Whether or not we’re also going to see a proper M version in the future, remains to be seen.