• Aug 17th 2007 at 7:29PM
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On the heels of the news that production of the next generation BMW Z4 would shift to Germany, MotorAuthority has produced a rendering of what that new version might look like. The new roadster is expected to grow and move upmarket as it gains a retractable hard top that should consume what little luggage space it has now.
The new Z4 should add the new twin-turbo six cylinder from the 335i to the standard model while the next M Roadster may pick up the four-liter V8 from the new M3. As for the styling, the new roadster is likely to adopt some design cues from the CS four door coupe concept that debuted last spring at the Shanghai Motor Show. That will mean a cleaned up, more subdued version of the Bangle surface development of the current model, with a more aggressive front fascia.

[Source: MotorAuthority]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      this is a much better front end than what it has today

      it finally might not be a "looks like a chick car" car
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why has every modern BMW roadster been completely wrong? Z1 to Z8 they've all been useless.
      • 8 Years Ago
      this thing will fly with a v8
      • 8 Years Ago
      does bmw's smallest car really need 300 hp standard?
        • 8 Years Ago
        No, of course not.
        But will the US get BMW's naturally aspirated direct injection inline6, the N53 series? Too much sulfur to operate in lean burn, so there wouldn't be a gain in mileage over the valvetronic models.

        So the non-stripper 3.0 inline6 would be fine, 260hp in the X3/5. Even if BMW wants to go for super-duper low emissions, it could still get ~250hp.
        Then the N54 turbo models could be 'upped' to 350hp.
        No V8 necessary.
      • 8 Years Ago
      BMW just couldn't get it right.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To Tomacco: The Z08 was "right" in my books.

      I don't like the long curved nose of the Z4 and this car. They need to do something about it. I believe that that is the one design cue that messes the car up. The hood is long and has a slight curve to it.

      There's just something unnatural about that curve. I have a replica of the Z08 sitting in my office and when I look at the hood, it does have the curve, however, the lights do a Porschesqe 911 stand out thing on the corners that makes the hump look "right".
      • 8 Years Ago
      the front fascia looks too big for a z4. and the back has nothing changed....nice rendering, but i dont think its gonna be close
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