Next-gen 2017 BMW Z4 roadster digitally imagined

The current generation BMW Z4 (E89) has been in production since 2009 and the time for a replacement is approaching fast.

Rumour is that the replacement is scheduled for launch in 2017 and here we have two renderings by Design RM, showing the potential rear-side look with the retractable hard top down and up.

The result is clearly more aggressive and sportier compared to the current model. While the artist only imagined the rear-side view of the next Z4, we would also love to see his interpretation for the front as well.

Details are limited, but different sources claim the next Z4 will share its platform with the all-new Toyota Celica. This makes sense as Toyota and BMW recently joined forces for a joint venture to produce a new sports car.

Engine details remain a mystery, but the range topping model is likely to use a new 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged 3petrol engine with around 340bhp and 324 lb-ft of torque, enabling the roadster to go from 0-62mph in less than 5 seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

The current generation model is not available as a more hardcore Z4 M, but that could change with the new model. Stay tuned for more details.

2017 BMW Z4 roadster rendering 2



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