The official debut is scheduled in mere hours, but we can already see the design lines of the Z4 Concept, set for an official unveiling in front of the worldwide audience of the Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance.
The good news – although we know these lines will be toned down from this concept design – is BMW is finally moving away from evolutionary to the brink of Xerox copy, and we’ve previously been given a taste of what follows by the 8 Series Concept as well. This is still kind of evolutionary, but with increased sharpness, dynamism and sculpted lines to make you look at the concept as if we’re dealing with a work of art. Slim headlights, huge air intakes at the front, 20-inch two-tone, five twin-spoke wheels, wide horizontal taillights and a beefy diffuser – all great exterior elements.
Moving inside, BMW’s current production models show they served as inspiration, but the two-tone cabin has a minimalistic design with the driver’s seat and half the dashboard getting black Alcantara, while the other part and the passenger seat match the eye-grabbing orange hue. The infotainment duties are handled by a large tablet-like display with HVAC controls just below, as is per usual at BMW – while the fully digital instrument cluster seems to be doubled by a second, smaller display on the steering wheel.