Video: Check Out BMW Designer Calvin Luk Sketch a BMW Z4

BMW Z4, Videos | August 16th, 2019 by 8
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The BMW Z4 is one of the most beautiful cars in the current BMW range. As least in my humble opinion. I know not everybody agrees on this, but having driven the Z4 on numerous occasions, I have fallen in love with its shape. To me, the proportions of the Z4 and the overall shape of that car are simply stunning, and you really need to see it in real life to appreciate it.

We’ve seen that happen on a number of times with recent BMWs. Somehow, they looks different in pictures than in real life. The same could be said about the Z4 as pictures just don’t do it justice. The long hood, the short overhangs and the wide hips make it a truly sexy appearance on the road. In the metal, the car is smaller than you’d expect and yet all the proportions are just right.

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Let’s not forget this is a roadster after all.

The Z4 also got a lot of flack for its mesh grille up front, at least on the Z4 M40i model. Purists have been furious about the departure from the trademark bars, but it really works on the M Performance model. The headlamps have also been under fire as the classic side-to-side setup of the corona rings has been changed. On the Z4, the rings are now positioned vertically and that’s a bold move.

Yet, there’s no better way to understand how the shape of the Z4 came to life than from the man who penned it in the first place. In the video below we get to see Calvin Luk, the man behind the new roadster, drawing it for Car Advice. It’s well worth a look.

8 responses to “Video: Check Out BMW Designer Calvin Luk Sketch a BMW Z4”

  1. Central Lifestyle says:

    Nice sketch of a nice car but it appears a lot of folks, as well as their monies and attention, have moved on to Corvette C8, especially in the US.

    • cnet-970ad33b278bd3b05502252be3640ea5 says:

      VERY different cars! & drivetrains.

      • Central Lifestyle says:

        True, but in very similar price bracket though.

        • Pictor says:

          As someone who was genuinely excited about the mid-engined C8, I will say few will cross shop these two cars. The C8 missed a big opportunity in capturing their target younger market with the execution of some of the details.

          • Central Lifestyle says:

            A lot of people (younger market) on social media and YouTube will disagree with that though. They’re saying they’re cancelling orders/deposits for Z4, Supra, Mustang, 718 etc. Still not sure alot of people understand what Chevy/Corvette have done by delivering this mid-engine C8. It’s more strategic than just offering a great product.

            p.s.
            kindly enlighten on exact opportunity(ies) you say C8 missed in details execution.

        • maxnix says:

          Price brackets are limits, not car model determinants within price brackets.

          • Central Lifestyle says:

            Except there can be exceptions. For instance, a person with $60k looking at Z4 or Supra will now have his/her head turned the way of a Corvette C8 with more power, mid-engine layout and removable roof.

  2. disqus_hiF7NvKYKq says:

    My view is that for design and ultimately automotive success purity of line is paramount. And the masters of this are Porsche. Incremental changes and engineering improvements on all aspects their models while retaining their all important design DNA.The core reason for Porche’s success. You ether love it or hate it. And design DNA is not only the shape of the grill!!

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