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Spied: Next-gen BMW Z4 caught in the 'Ring with its top down


Thinly-camouflaged BMW Z4 spotted doing rounds at the Nurburgring

It looks like the all-new Toyota Supra wasn't the only one seen making rounds at the infamous Green Hell recently. Nearly a week after our spies chanced upon the Supra inside and out, the next-gen BMW Z4 was also spotted doing laps at the Nurburgring.

Last seen covered in snow in February of this year, the drop-top Bimmer is still draped in camouflage. However, we do get to see that it has no faux body panels whatsoever. This means we are looking at the production body of the all-new Z4.


Sitting proudly up front are new kidney grills that come with a unique design. Also seen on the Z4 are the eye-catching headlights with LED daytime running lights and huge side air intakes on the front bumper. Massive disc brakes hide behind the equally-massive alloy wheels, indicating that this particular Z4 is a high-performance version.

For the first time, we are now able to see the Z4 with its top down. With it, the rakish windshield now looks more prominent, as well as the roll bars that are sitting behind the seats. Curious, however, is BMW's decision to use a soft-top rather than a folding metal roof. This could have been done to save on weight for the Z4.

Overall, it appears that the Z4 will remain faithful to the Z4 Concept that was revealed last August 2017.

Besides getting to see the lightly camo'd exterior, our spies were also able to take a peek inside the next-gen Z4. Like the Supra, the new Z4 will also be available with a digital instrument panel along with what appears to be a new generation infotainment system reportedly called BMW Operating System 7.0. Side-by-side with the Toyota Supra seen last week, the Z4 may only differ slightly with its Japanese counterpart.

According to rumours going around, the all-new BMW Z4 could make its official debut some time in Q2 or Q3 of this year. In addition, the Z4 may also make its official public appearance at this year's Paris Motor Show.

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