Spied: BMW testing 2018 Z5

Spied: BMW testing 2018 Z5  image

Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: CarPix for | posted July 08, 2016 11:46

Joint-developed BMW Z4 successor caught testing

If you're a fan of BMW sports cars, then here is one car to be excited about, as our spies captured images of the succesor of the BMW Z4.

BMW Z5 pic 1

Our sources say that the Z4's successor will likely be called the Z5, and is part of the joint BMW and Toyota project to co-develop rear-wheel drive sports cars; the Japanese counterpart of which will likely be the new Supra.

BMW Z5 pic 1

Based on the images, the Z5 will be getting a canvas roof instead of a power retractable hard top in order to keep the weight down and improve overall handling and cornering.

BMW Z5 pic 1

It is expected that the Z4's successor will come with four-cylinder and six-cylinder powerplants, and is expected to be slated for a late 2017 or early 2018 release.