In 2015 BMW will introduce the next generation Z4. A BMW source told InsideLine that the 2015 Z4 will be more dynamic than the previous models by offering a more agile and sportier ride. Same source the change won’t be radical in order to avoid losing the fans of the current roadster.
The styling of the 2015 Z4 will go through changes, from the long hood found on the E89 Z4 to a shorter one.
The handling will be improved by creating a more balanced Z4 that takes advantage of the smaller and lighter four-cylinder engines. Last year BMW replaced the 3.0 liter six-cylinder powerplant with the smaller, more efficient and equally powerful N20 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine. Therefore the weight distribution in the new model will be vastly improved.
An interesting tidbit is reported around the new design of the roadster. The creative minds at BMW are working under a new set of design guidelines that will give the cars a look that carries over the next 15 years. “The thinking here is that the longevity of modern cars means that older BMWs still have an impact on brand image. So they’re now designed with timelessness in mind, avoiding stand-out features that might age quickly,” says InsideLine.
Porsche Boxter is the competitor BMW is looking to overcome and the next generation Z4 might offer a great contender.