• Dec 4, 2008
We're waiting with bated breath for the December 15 unveiling of the all-new BMW Z4, but as we inch closer to Z-day we're getting a clearer picture of how the redesigned roadster will look. On Wednesday we caught a glimpse of the Z4 that revealed much smoother, very un-Bangle-looking side panels. Above is the newest Z4 teaser, and as you can see, its a booty shot. The first thing we noticed was the bulging rear wheel arch, which gives the Z4 a more sporting personality than its predecessor. BMW designers also added a strong character line that starts from the inside of the headlamp and continues back to the very BMW-looking tail lamps, complete with white LED accent lights. Two healthy-sized exhaust tips reside out back to keep the Z4's naturally aspirated or turbocharged 3.0L in-line six breathing freely.

If you see the hard top and assume that you're looking at the Z4 coupe, you're likely wrong. The new Z4 will come as a hard-top convertible for 2009, with a soft-top variant rumored to be arriving one year later. Future Zs could also include an M-inspired variant with the M3's 4.0L V8 and a smaller Z2 roadster. The new Z4 looks very promising, but we'll hold off on final judgment until we can check out the high-res photos on the 15th.

[Source: BMW Blog]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't like the current Z4 and don't trust artist's concepts, but what I see looks good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As usual, a polarizing design coming out of BMW. Most will either love it or hate it. Me, I'm still kinda on the fence.
      Carlos
      • 6 Years Ago
      It has some Karma in it
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        More than just "some", Torrent. ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm seeing a lot of 507 in this -- especially that rear arch, and I am liking it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Although I agree with the 507 comment, I don't think this is a real photo. The lighting shadows look to be too uniform, as with something photographed inside. Also, the angles the tire tread don't look like they a really on the road. Just a little too Photoshopped in my opinion.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sorry but lately I haven't liked the looks or any BMW.
      Come on guys don't disappoint!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The current Z4 is by far the ugliest vehicle in production. Anything BMW does will be an improvement.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If they avoid the Snoopy-nose of the new 7 and X1, they'll be okay. I'm withholding judgment 'til I see a production shot, but for now, seems to be an improvement (and I liked both the Z3 and Z4 quite a bit).
      • 6 Years Ago
      I will reserve judgement until I see an official picture, but so far... yikes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love the BMW Z4, but this new style not so much

      I think the 2010 cayman looks better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I see alot of 6 series in this guy. I'm definitely stoked to check the official photos, even though I'd never be able to afford this car..
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