Z4 getting ready to roll!

It is only a matter of time before we see the next generation Z4 “undressed “. The car is either now at production status or extremely close. This is apparent because of the non-black seats and new design of the wheels along with the loss or armor. The real give away though is the license plate, it no longer is the “M ” of Munich, but the “R ” of Regensburg which just happens to be where these cars are to be built; coincidence, not at all!

We have heard conflicting reports about whether the soft top will ever see the light of day (we doubt it with all the issues Karmann is having), so get ready for a lighter folding hard top.

This new rendition of the “Z ” line will feature a double clutch gear box,a higher output twin turbo six (~320 hp) has been indicated though we can not officially confirm, an improved rear differential, and an adjustable suspension just to name a few performance perks.

The interior will be laid out in a more user friendly manner with the overall use of space improved. Of course there will be the (still) optional new iDrive system (borrowed from the 1er) and the controversial electronic parking brake along with styling cues of the CS.

This car was designed to directly compete with the likes of MB and Porsche, whether or not it can will have to wait until the reviews start rolling in. The car is the premiere at the LA auto show but expect the official press release and photos some time before that.

If you have not been following the Z4 for the past several months our prior entries can be found here and they go into more details of what we anticipate to be in the final car. These and more Photos can be found at World Car Fans

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  • Mike L

    Looks good. Longer and leaner. Just wish my bank account could handle purchasing one.

  • JonPD

    Loving this car so far, my only hesitation is the electric e-brake. What I am waiting and hopping for is a dedicated hardtop. Convertibles work ok but the sacrafic that is needed to deal with the loss of rigidity and gain in weight is a killer to me.

    I am waiting patiently to see what they do with the next Z4 M before making a decision. What I would like to spend my money on is a coupe version with the new M3 V8.

    Failing that might see if there are any legs to the stories about the possible Z2, add a high revving 4 cylinder with a coupe version I would be sold.

    Finally failing all that will end up buying a slightly used Z4 M from the last generation.

  • Barry

    It looks GREAT so far. Just hurry up already BMW!! I hear there is suppose to be a great deal of Efficient Dynamics fluff in this car. I wonder if that applies to the Twin Turbo 6 as well.

  • –Ed

    @JonPD Unlike how most cars are built where you design the hardtop car then chop the top off and reinforce to make a convertible the z4 was designed as a roadster first with its reinforcement and rigidity designed from the ground up. The z4 coupe just adds a hardtop which adds very little to overall rigidity. That is why the z4 roadster is actually lighter then the Coupe. From bmwusa.com Coupe – 3230 lbs Roadster – 3197 lbs

    But I agree and hope BMW makes a dedicated hardtop. If they do it probably will come out when they release the new Z4M.

    For the Roadster I really hope they make a soft top as an option.

  • JonPD

    Ed did notice the weight difference too, I still have never driven a convertible that is as stable as a coupe variant. Each I have every driven is much less rigid than the hardtop. Still nervously looking forward to more info on the electric e-brake.

  • Braden

    Hardtop coupe please 🙂 with twin turbo 320hp. M-version same motor, tuned to 390hp!! 😉 lighter and more fuel efficient motor then the M3 V8. I will sell my Mini Cooper S JCW the minute I know. 🙂

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  • Gragop

    I think this thing will look great as well as be very engaging to drive.

    I just worry it’ll cost an arm and leg 🙁

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