BMW has revealed a concept version of its long-awaited Z4 roadster at Pebble Beach today, giving us an idea of what the company's future drop-top two-seater will look like. Coated in a frozen "Energetic Orange" paint, the car features a host of new styling features that will more than likely end up on the production version, due out sometime in 2018.
BMW's designers decided to implement a sharknose-like shape for the front end, modeling around a wedge that extends to the windshield. Unlike traditional BMW headlights, the two halos on either side are stacked vertically, rather than horizontally, pushing them to the edge of the car. Wide air intakes and BMW's signature kidney grille occupy the rest of the fascia, while 20-inch alloy wheels sit on all four corners.
Instead of using stand-alone roll-bars, designers installed two silver domes behind either seat to enhance the car's profile and double as roll protection.
The rear of the car is flattened out compared to the previous generation, with long L-shaped taillights, a dual exhaust, and vertical wheel-well air outlets on either end.
Inside, the Z4 concept looks nearly production-ready, with a driver focused layout, digital gauge cluster, head-up display, and a set of very red paddle shifters. The black-colored driver-side dash is split from the passenger side, where the materials use the same orange exterior shade. If it's still unclear, this car is aimed at the driving experience, and not much else.
It's also worth mentioning that this car probably shares a chassis with the upcoming Toyota Supra. The Z4 concept will be on display during Pebble Beach weekend alongside BMW's 8 Series concept, which was revealed back in May.