2019 BMW Z4 styling discovered in patent drawings

Our first good look at the all-new roadster’s production styling more than two months before its official reveal

Bmw Z 4 Front Qtr Jpg

BMW’s efforts to keep the all-new BMW Z4 under wraps have been undermined by the discovery of patent images in the Netherlands, more than two months before the two-door roadster’s official reveal.

Bmw Z 4 Front Jpg

So far we’ve only seen the G29 Z4 under camouflagebut the design registration images, uncovered by Dutch website Autoweek, provide further aesthetic details, including its faithfulness to the stunning Z4 Concept unveiled at Pebble Beach last October.

These new images suggest the soft-top Z4 will adopt the Concept’s broader kidney grille, a staple of BMW styling that has been growing in size with BMWs evolving design-language, albeit with unique, vertically-stacked headlights in this application.

The lower-bumper design features the Concept’s large air intakes on either side, which should bring proper aggression to its kerbside appearance once shown in full. Other similarities include the large vents behind the front wheels, and sharp, rising creases along the side skirt and shoulder line.

Bmw Z 4 Rear Jpg

The rear-end is also a subtle nod to the Concept, with a duck-tailed boot lid spoiler, twin exhaust outlets and shorter L-shaped tail-light assembly.

Bmw Z 4 Concept Jpg

As previously revealed the 2019 Z4, which will share a platform with the new Toyota Supra, will be initially topped by two 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder variants including a 287kW hero version, alongside punchy 134kW and 186kW turbocharged four-cylinder variants and a Toyota-derived hybrid version. 

Bmw Z 4 Rear Qtr Jpg

The Z4 is expected to be unveiled in August this year, with full details and specs revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October.


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