Update: Based on the suggestions given, Jon has updated the renderings a bit. Decide which one you like better.
We are just a few weeks away from the official launch of the 2009 BMW Z4, codenamed E89, which is going to be unveiled at the L.A Auto Show in November, but with marketing materials released to the media a few weeks prior to the show.
With all this painful wait, many rendering artists are trying their best to come up with a CGI that will be as close as possible to the real deal. We have seen the guys at Autoexpress giving it a shot(not bad I might add), also the LeftLaneNews with an interesting, fresh take on the Z4, and today, our friend Jon Sibal came up with other renderings, both of the coupe and Roadster versions.
Jon believes that based on the recent light-camoed test mules spotted out there, he feels comfortable to show us his own interpretation.
And here is why Jon decided to go this route:
Design and Render notes:
This current model in my opinion should have been the car that preceded the Z3 (E36/7). If my rendering proves to be accurate, the new headlight is thinner and slanted which looks to be closer to the shape of the Z3 headlights than the E85 Z4. The kidney grills also appear to be thinner giving the car a wider front appeal. In addition, this new model also went back to the clam shell hood style as seen on the Z3 model. Comparing it to the E85 Z4, BMW has definitely toned down the flamed surface on this one. The new model looks really sleek with the BMW signature still evident. The recent spy pictures have enough information for me to feel confident about the accuracy of this rendering. The only part I’m not sure of is the side markings/vent design. It’s hard to figure out from any spy pictures I’ve seen so we’ll just wait and see on that one.
Of course, the coupe could not be missing from the picture.
Thanks again for the photos Jon!
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[Source: JonSibal.com ]