Don’t you just love it when individual artists come up with their own perspective or design of current models in the market? Well, the latest rendering you might be interested to see is by X-Tomi Design. They came out with a CGI of how the 2018 BMW Z4 looks underneath its camouflage.
The CGI reveals the roadster in a nice shade of blue, almost like a navy blue that adopts the Bavarian company’s current style philosophy. Though it looks a little similar to the rest of the lineup, the Z4 was designed with a more prominent set of kidney grilles, positioned between two familiar looking headlights. The hood has been sculpted and the front bumpers come with large air intakes that make it look somewhat sportier.
Looking at the rendering, the design will make you think that there is a powerful engine under the hood, with the front quarter panels’ large vent - adding to its already aggressive styling. The rear fenders have been designed to look more muscular with a large set of alloy wheels that look perfect with the design. To finish off the exterior, the retractable hardtop had been replaced with a simpler soft top which had been folded in the CGI.
The Bavarian company has not said a lot about what is under the hood of the BMW Z4, but Ludwig Willisch, BMW America’s boss, hinted that it will come with a six-cylinder engine. Without any confirmation, we are guessing that the company’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-six might be an option. This engine can yield up to 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet (450 Nm) of torque. We also know that the next-generation roadster will be based on a platform that is being developed together by BMW and Toyota.
In other news, the 2018 BMW Z4 had recently been spotted by spy photographers at the Nurburgring as it underwent some tests. During one test, the roadster was seen with its doors open therefore revealing some of its interior features. Though a lot of it is still covered, we sort of have some idea of how it will look.
So according to some photos online, it seems like the roadster will be having a similar interior design with the latest iDrive system featuring freestanding touchscreen. The buttons near the gearshift now look flatter, combined with a larger knob that has a touchpad on top. The Z4’s steering wheel is similar to the one we can find on the new 5 Series sedan.
If you didn’t know, the Z4 has been co-developed by Toyota, which is also considered to be the sister of the upcoming Supra coupe. There is a possibility that both models will be produced at the Magna Steyr facility in Austria.