When the Z4 Concept was released, on September 2005 at Frankfurt, we all knew that it was a prototype “very close” to production.
A couple of months later, Bmw officially announced that the Z4 Coupé would go on production. Now that the first official images have been released, we found that the production model is indeed very similar to its concept counterpart.
|The Z4 Concept Coupé
(photo post-processed by Car Body Design)
|The Z4 production model (original image)|
In the side view, the two cars are practically identical, especially in the roof line that defines the general profile of the vehicle.
|Above: the Bmw Z4 Concept Coupé||Above: the new Bmw Z4 Coupé|
The front profile reveals the new side direction indicators integrated in the wheel-arch edge. The production spoiler is different, but definitely not worse.
In the rear end, the main differences are the headlights and the different design of the rear bumper.
|The Bmw Z4 Concept Coupé bumper||The new Bmw Z4 Coupé bumper|
Even if the original lights were more sporty-looking (reminding us of the classic Ferrari tailgate design), we think that the bumper of the production model is a more coherent solution, with a sharp line defining the corner edge of the vehicle.