Nothing liked some leaked images on a Sunday.
We’ve known for a while now that BMW will unveil the production-spec Z4 at Pebble Beach later this month. Although the automaker has released a series of photos showing a pre-production Z4 test mule decked out in camouflage, official images of the final design remained top secret. Until now. Sundays can be exciting after all.
Thanks to the folks at Bimmer Post via SupraMVK, three leaked images of the all-new 2019 BMW Z4 have found their way online. Not only is it a far more exciting and emotional design than its immediate predecessor, but it also bears a striking resemblance to the Z4 concept BMW brought to Pebble Beach almost exactly a year ago. So, let’s dig in.
The production Z4 (at least in M40i spec as shown here) looks awfully similar to the concept, specifically the front end design and those angled headlights, which are now wider. The lower grille is also bigger, but the overall shape is still very similar to the concept. The twin kidney grille retains the concept’s general mesh pattern and it’s also slightly larger. Out back, those narrow taillights remain, as do the air vents at each side. Even the shape of the exhausts are nearly identical.
Looking at the production Z4 from the side, the concept’s angled lines have been very much carried over. Just look at the side vent just behind the front wheel. The character line is also angled downwards, ultimately ending at the front wheel.
There’s also a lower character line that angles up towards the rear wheel, thus creating not only an emotional design but also one that gives the car of being in motion even at a standstill. Generally speaking, BWW got this one right here, but we’re still waiting for official pictures to arrive in order to make a final judgment. Until then, let us know what you think of the all-new BMW Z4 in the comments.