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      05-26-2017, 05:21 PM   #1
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BMW Z4 Concept Reportedly Headed To Pebble Beach

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Future model will retain Z4 moniker instead of adopting Z5 name, as previously rumoured

BMW will offer an early glimpse of its next Z4 roadster with the Z4 Concept, which will be shown at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance this August.

The new open-top concept, currently in the final stage of construction, has been conceived to preview to the new third-generation Z4, which is planned to go on sale in late 2018 as part of what BMW’s head of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, describes as the most comprehensive new model push.

The 2017 Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance kicks off on 16 August and runs through to 20 August.

Codenamed G29, the new 2019-model-year Z4 is being developed in a joint engineering program between BMW and Toyota, which will sell a coupé version as the Supra.

The two cars, which have been seen testing in development form on public roads for several months, will be produced alongside one-another at Magna in Austria.

BMW is said to have retained the Z4 name for its future model, rather than using Z5 as previously rumoured, because Z5 won’t fit with its naming structure, which uses even numbers for performance models.

This is backed up by internal correspondence relating to the G29 project, which all refer to the car as the Z4.

The production Z4 will arrive three months after the new 8 Series, which is due in 2018 and is previewed by the Concept 8 Series.
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      06-03-2017, 01:40 PM   #2
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Awesome, hope it's there, I certainly will be I have a feeling it'll take a lot of cues from the 8er, esp the concave on the sides
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      06-05-2017, 04:06 PM   #3
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For a company that so many said "lost its way", BMW has come out of its corner swinging hard, low, and fast.



7, M4, M2, Z4, M5, M8, M4 CS, M2 CS, X3M, X2, etc. ...
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      06-05-2017, 04:10 PM   #4
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The front overhang/lights looks like an e92 in that rendering above.
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It'd be nice if it wasn't a rag top. Not a fan of rag top looks and the fact some kid can slash it open.
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      06-05-2017, 04:36 PM   #6
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Carrying the Supra namesake is no joke. Chrysler has been 50/50 in its revival success. Here's hoping the car measures up.
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For a company that so many said "lost its way", BMW has come out of its corner swinging hard, low, and fast.



7, M4, M2, Z4, M5, M8, M4 CS, M2 CS, X3M, X2, etc. ...
According to that, my scorecard has 1 strike (maybe 2) and 7/8 balls.
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Please tell me it won't have this much front-end overhang. Makes it look like it's front-wheel drive.

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WTF?

Even numbered cars for its performance models?

Do "writers" not do any homework?
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      06-05-2017, 05:15 PM   #10
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WTF?

Even numbered cars for its performance models?

Do "writers" not do any homework?
glad someone else caught that. so the m3, m5, x5m and m760i are not performance cars?
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WTF?

Even numbered cars for its performance models?

Do "writers" not do any homework?
glad someone else caught that. so the m3, m5, x5m and m760i are not performance cars?
Correct, they are not.

Here is the complete non-camouflaged new M5.
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It'd be nice if it wasn't a rag top. Not a fan of rag top looks and the fact some kid can slash it open.
Name one good looking folding hardtop car that's not mid engined? I honestly don't even like the McLaren or Ferrari folders.

Having owned a few soft tops, it's easy, just never leave anything in the cockpit you're attached to and leave a window open, or the top down and never, ever lock it. Never had a roof cut or a window broken and only a few tire gauges and umbrellas walk away.
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That's a seriously great looking render. Hoping it looks as good if not better than the render
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The front overhang/lights looks like an e92 in that rendering above.
yep - that render is typical Autocar crap. hope it looks nothing close to that.
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Roundel on the side was not a good look imo, please don't bring it back
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glad someone else caught that. so the m3, m5, x5m and m760i are not performance cars?
760 isn't an even number
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Roundel on the side was not a good look imo, please don't bring it back
That design only came from a classic:

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glad someone else caught that. so the m3, m5, x5m and m760i are not performance cars?
760 isn't an even number
Confused by your statement.

It's not an even number (7). That is the point.

Unless you're agreeing with poster.
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Confused by your statement.

It's not an even number (7). That is the point.

Unless you're agreeing with poster.
I was making a joke - 760 is an even number. 7 is not of course.
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That design only came from a classic:

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Sure, but its not a design element that looks good on the modern cars in my opinion
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Confused by your statement.

It's not an even number (7). That is the point.

Unless you're agreeing with poster.
I was making a joke - 760 is an even number. 7 is not of course.
I'm an idiot for missing that one.

My bad.
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Good design is short lived in the face of an uninspiring drive. This car needs to have the elements of fun that made the z car famous. The z3 was pretty horrible from a dynamics point of view (thing had a damn sort of e30 rear end ... ) but the fun factor was up there big time.

Bmw has lost this on their mainstream cars and the e89 so it's critical to get it back with this car. My worry is that this car will have all the tech in the world and get amazing track times but not be very visceral/fun.

Basicly a Japanese car with a bmw badge. What's the point. Toyota wins in this scenario. Will reserve judgement till the car comes but not hopeful as bmw has been designing and marketing cars to a demographic that thinks road feel = broken car.
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