BMW just dropped a photo of the upcoming Z4 Concept. Expected to be unveiled at Pebble Beach this Thursday, someone with access to the company’s social media account apparently couldn’t wait that long. While the photo they’ve chosen obscures a good bit of the vehicle, there’s enough to accurately identify it as BMW’s upcoming roadster.
Codenamed G29, the next-generation Z4 will be built on a sports-car chassis co-designed with Toyota . Mechanically, it is a sister to the returning Toyota Supra, leaving everyone interested even more ravenous for detailed specs. However, as this is a concept, it’s unlikely BMW is going to give anyone a full rundown during Monterey’s Car Week. We’re hoping the company lets something slip.
What we know for sure is that both cars will be rear-wheel drive, and the Z4 is rumored to have a 2.0-liter four-pot or an optional 3.0-liter straight-six.
The teaser image shows a kidney grille unique to this concept, with stacked headlights positioned almost vertically. The front air inlets and wheels are appropriately scaled for a concept car, while the windshield is scaled down. None of it appears cartoonish but the production probably won’t be quite so dramatic. Still, it’s immediately identifiable as a Z4 — right down to the telltale creases along the vehicle’s side.
The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance kicks off on August 16th and runs through to the 20th. BMW’s Z4 should make a less-obscured appearance on August 17th.