How come most of the coolest cars remain only in our imaginations? This week, BMW introduced the Z4 Concept at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and artists have already bombarded the internet with their own variations of the hot roadster - just like this BMW Z4 Coupe Concept. These artists are not just playing with the Z4 as a convertible, but as a coupe with a fixed roof as you can see in this X-Tomi Design rendering.
We already know that if the Z4 concept turns into a production car, it will most likely not include a metal roof. This means that if you are looking for a hard top version, then you will have to settle for a Toyota Supra instead. And speaking of the Japanese model, this rendering is a little close to what it is.
If you compare the rendering to the actual Z4 concept, you would notice that 80 percent of the design cues remain. This includes the mesh kidney grille, the vertically oriented headlights, and the M-style wheels. The biggest upgrade is that the rendering gets a fixed roof, making it look much sportier than it already does. Lastly, the artist gave it a matte red finish that makes it look even more aggressive.
Adrian van Hooydonk of the BMW Group Design said in his statement that the Z4 Concept is a preview of what is to come for future BMW vehicles in terms of design and in all other details. This extends from the dynamic front fascia all the way to the lines of the rear. The lines and the contrast between surfaces are enough to give a sense of power and emotion.
Since BMW has not said anything about the engine options of the Z4 concept yet, we cannot confirm anything. But there have been rumours suggesting that the roadster will come with a four-cylinder engine with 195 horsepower (145 kilowatts) for the entry level model, while a more powerful option will have an output of 248 horsepower (185 kW). Lastly, there might also be an inline-six that can carry out 335 horsepower (250 kilowatts) for those who seek more speed. These engine options can also be paired with either an automatic or a manual gearbox, unlike the Toyota Supra that will only be available with an automatic version.
Having said that, would you rather choose a BMW Z4 Concept over a Toyota Supra? Or would you not go for either one and just hope for a Z4 Coupe like the one rendered here?