BMW Z4 concept struts its stuff at the Frankfurt auto show
Where the production Z4 features a retractable hardtop, the concept makes do with a speedster's fixed open top and dual roll hoops.
At this point, BMW's not talking specs, but we know that the new rear-drive platform was developed in a joint venture with Toyota and will also underpin the next-generation Toyota Supra.
Expect some version of the automaker's turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines to find a place under the elongated hood.
The concept's design integrates a duck-tail spoiler into the trunk's lid.
Peer into the cabin to find a driver-centric cockpit with a two-tone design. The driver's seat and control surfaces are dark gray, while the passenger's seat and space feature a copper color that matches the exterior.
The proportions and overall style are reminiscent of the previous generation Z4, but BMW also draws inspiration from the short-lived Z8 roadster.
We expect to learn more about the production car this concept spawns sometime next year. In the meantime, keep clicking for even more photos from Frankfurt.