BMW Concept Z4 revealed
The BMW Concept Z4 has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach.
THE BMW CONCEPT Z4 has been revealed ahead of its debut this weekend at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in the US. The production version will be revealed next year.
“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,” added van Hooydonk.
The Concept Z4 has all the typical hallmarks of a roadster with it long wheelbase and compact rear end which features a carbon-fibre diffuser. Although its shorter bonnet means the driver sits closer to the middle of the car than in previous incarnations of the Z4.
Drawing inspiration from the Z8 and even the BMW 328 Mille Miglia the Concept Z4 has a “certain flamboyance” according to BMW. The Energetic Orange paint scheme is certainly eye-catching and the 20-inch alloys look great. On the inside, BMW said it has focused key instruments on the driver. “The driver’s seat as well as the door trim panels, instrument panel and centre stack that encircle the driver are finished entirely in black, meaning that they stand out prominently from the coordinated orange shades of the exterior and the rest of the interior. Together they form a clearly defined area that wraps around the driver like a capsule, producing a very sporty sensation,” BMW said.
“The instrument cluster and central information display form a high-quality cluster of screens that are integrated into the driver’s cockpit to flawless ergonomic effect. The two displays are now positioned at almost the same height and in close proximity to one another, which gives the impression of a single, cohesive unit. They work together to deliver the right information at the right time. The driver can choose which elements they wish to call up (via touch command) from the content available in the information display – route guidance, playlists or other infotainment features. Above the instrument cluster, the Head-Up Display presents the key driving information within the driver’s direct field of view”.