Back in 1998, BMW created a design for a BMW Z1 coupé that is virtually unknown in the public arena to the present day. While the BMW Z1 coupé never succeeded in getting on the road, the innovative platform strategy was used for the first time only a few years later during the development of a series vehicle.
In 1995, BMW presented the BMW Z3 roadster and a few years later, the BMW Z3 coupé was launched in the marketplace.
BMW introduced an M version of the E85 Z4 in late 2006, both in Roadster and Coupe variant. Despite having many fans and admirers, the sales of the Z Coupe models have always been modest and with the new generation E89 Z4, BMW only offers a roadster model.
Our sister-magazine BimmerToday gives us some renderings of a vehicle that inherits some design cues from the Z4 E86 and E89 platforms. The front view brings the best from the E89 Z4, an aggressive fresh look. At the rear-end, the coupe look seen on previous Z4 is emphasized even more, giving the car an overall more dynamic look and stance.
As of now, a new Z4 Coupe is not on BMW’s roadmap, but previous models have also been introduced late in the lineup, so we can only hope that a similar vehicle will make its way into the hands of BMW enthusiasts.