On August 17, BMW is set to reveal something that so many of us have been anticipating. So better save the date if you want to be one of the first ones to witness their surprise. And just a few weeks before they unveil it, they released a teaser of the car’s silhouette, showing only the shape of the convertible’s upper half - and it is already looking pretty sexy.
“The road will never be the same” is what captions the beautiful image. After the company posted this, the biggest question in mind is, what is it? There were a number of comments that came out after, some were saying that it is a convertible 8 Series. It could be, but the shape and size do not seem to fit. However, others suggest that it could be a Targa-top i8. Since we do not know the right answer to this question yet, we can do our own investigation to guess what this could be, or we could just wait until August 17.
August 17 is happening a few days before the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it is quite common for automakers to unveil their new models days before events like these. Furthermore, BMW Designworks is just a couple of hours away from Pebble Beach, so we might actually see the actual car in the event. Remember that last year, the company brought out the fully restored 1957 507 that was once owned by Elvis Presley to the 2016 Pebble Beach event.
If you look at the teaser photo closely and analyse it, the new Z4 Concept of BMW might actually cross your mind - both have the same shape and size. The image also indicates that the model will be a two-seater. We can also kind of tell that the convertible will have a long hood, rollover hoops, some prominent wheel arches, a rear spoiler, and skinny tail lights.
We also know that the Z4 Concept is scheduled to go on sale sometime in 2018. Earlier this year, we also thought that the Z4 might make a reveal at the Pebble Beach. We know that the BMW Z4 will be sharing the some DNA with Toyota’s Supra. And even if both cars are different, we can still kind of see some Supra in the silhouette still.
Having said all that, spy shots have caught prototypes of the Z4 being tested a few times on and off the Nurburgring. So there is a high chance that this may actually be it. If it is, then it will either have a 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder or a 3.0 liter TwinPower turbocharged six-cylinder.