The wait is almost over!

After years of rumors, spy shots, and leaks, it looks as though the full public release for the new BMW Z4 is just a few weeks out. The German brand is teasing the debut of an “all-new BMW production car” slated to drop cover during Monterey Car Week, and by all accounts, it’s looking like the hotly anticipated two-seater performance roadster will steal the spotlight.

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BMW Teases Z4 Before Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Debut
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BMW isn’t saying what the world premiere will be, but we’re fairly certain it’ll be the new Z4

Monterey Car Week is usually a hotbed of activity for the big automakers, and it makes sense to drop a major debut at one of the biggest car parties in the world - that is, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which is set to take place on the Central California coast later this month.

Last year, BMW brought out the Concept 8 Series Coupe to strut its stuff on the Concept Lawn, and this year, the Bavarians will follow it up with the production 8 Series model.

So far, BMW has confirmed the North American debut for the M850i Coupe and M8 Gran Coupe Concept car, the latter of which will undoubtedly give us a glimpse at the brand’s latest design language, something that will see use on a production vehicle slated for release next year.

BMW Teases Z4 Before Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Debut Exterior Exclusive Renderings Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Look for the full debut on August 23rd at The Lodge at the Pebble Beach Golf Course

Additionally, BMW will give us the world premiere of an as-of-yet undisclosed production model. BMW isn’t saying what the world premiere will be, merely stating that the “new model will certainly be an emotional addition to the BMW range.” That said, we’re fairly certain it’ll be the new Z4.

To help build hype, BMW included a close-cropped teaser image of what appears to be the passenger-side kidney grille intake on the Z4’s front fascia. The intake uses a unique insert, with a black diamond-shaped backing mesh highlighted by vertical silver bits.

Official specs and figures for the new Z4 are obviously still on the way, but rumor has it the Bavarians will offer a 2.0-liter four-cylinder under the sDrive30i badge, as well as a 3.0-liter six-cylinder under the M40i badge.

Output will likely range around 380 horsepower and 369 pound-feet for the six-cylinder, with an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear for a run to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds.

Look for the full debut on August 23rd at The Lodge at the Pebble Beach Golf Course. We’ll have complete coverage right here at TopSpeed.

Further Reading

2018 BMW Z4 High Resolution Exterior Spyshots
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Read our full speculative review of the 2020 BMW Z4

2017 BMW Concept Z4 High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our review on the BMW Z4 Concept.

2015 BMW Z4 - Driven Exterior Test drive
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Read our driven review on the current BMW Z4.

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Press release

BMW is pleased to invite all accredited media to a press conference for the World Premiere of an all-new BMW production car on Thursday August 23 at 10:15 a.m. at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Reviewing Stand on the 18th green of The Lodge at Pebble Beach Golf Course. At the press conference, BMW will also present the North American Premiere of the all new BMW M850i Coupe and the North American Premiere of the highly acclaimed BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe first shown at the Geneva Auto Show in May 2018. Speakers will include Bernhard Kuhnt, President & CEO BMW of North America and BMW Design Head Jozef Kaban.

The identity of the World Premiere model will be revealed closer to the time of the press conference. Suffice it to say that this new model will certainly be an emotional addition to the BMW range.

This time last year BMW presented the Concept 8 Series Coupe on the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – a preview of a forthcoming BMW model line. This year BMW reveals the first production model of the 8 Series: The 2019 BMW M850i. In addition, BMW will present yet another new concept car which again previews a future BMW 8 Series model: The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe.

“The BMW 8 Series will take over as the new flagship model of the BMW line-up and, as such, combines unsurpassed sportiness and elegance,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe offers a look ahead to the most exotic and alluring variant of the new BMW 8 Series.”

The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe is more than simply a luxury sports car with four doors. It symbolizes a new and unique understanding of luxury. “The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe is designed to stir things up, to polarize – it should move you emotionally,” explains Domagoj Dukec, Vice President Design BMW M and BMW i. “With this car we want to reach people who are looking for something special and who want to stand out from the crowd. Here, BMW M is unmistakably taking luxury out of its comfort zone.” Like the BMW Concept 8 Series before it, the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe shows off BMW’s new design language, headlined by expressive surfacing that accentuates the car’s dynamism more vividly than before through its bodywork. A small number of precise character lines underline the graphic arrangement of the surfaces.

The striking exterior of the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe combines the core values of BMW M with elegance and luxury to create a new and captivating form, and reveals a new and exciting facet of BMW M. The new model sees the BMW Group looking ahead to the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and BMW M8 Gran Coupe, which will be presented during the course of 2019 and round off the BMW 8 Series family.

BMW will again participate in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this year with a number of race cars that celebrate The Ultimate Driving Machine.

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