Next-Gen BMW Z4 is Nearly Unveiled in Latest Set of Spy Shots

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The next-generation BMW Z4 has been spied tied testing undergoing tests near the automaker’s headquarters in Munich.

The new Z4, which will debut in the first half of 2018, has been developed alongside the new Toyota Supra sports car. The Z4 will be a soft top, unlike the hardtop Supra, but the vehicles are expected to share both a 2.0-liter turbo four and 3.0-liter inline-six engine options developed by BMW. The German brand has also dedicated some of its lightweight materials know-how to the project, while Toyota has lent electric tech to a hybrid version that’s said to make up to 204 hp.

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BMW previewed the styling direction for the new Z4 at Pebble Beach last summer with the Z4 Roadster Concept. It will wear its new widened kidney grilles up front, which will be flanked by squinty-looking headlamps and triangular front intake vents. The prototype pictured here has minimal camouflage on the rear, showing off its narrow LED taillights and a ducktail spoiler.

We’re expecting to see the BMW Z4 debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, so stay tuned for more info.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Fuckyouthatsmyname Fuckyouthatsmyname on Jan 18, 2018

    Supra with BMW engine? It isn't really a Supra anymore. They should've called it "Too lazy to make by ourselves Supra." It's impossibe for this car to be as good as the Mk4. The entire BMW engine range isn't as good as the JZ engines alone. I see this car failing just like the new Honda NSX, never really caught the magic of the original.

    • It's likely there would be no "new" "Supra" without this collaboration. Note there has been none for years? Would you rather it been that way and have no Supra? As far as the motor, I know you won't be used to the low end power but you will still be able to wind it to 8K.

  • EdWelburn EdWelburn on Jan 18, 2018

    It looks plump enough to be a Toyrotor.