Not so long ago, the traditional convertible convertible seemed about to disappear, as most automakers started using retractable hard caps. But like the humpback whale and the white rhinoceros, it has recovered remarkably, to the point that the 2019 BMW Z4 will become a canvas roof again.
The new 2019 BMW Z4 is a significant change from the old roadster, but it is by no means out of this world in terms of design. However, this seems familiar only because it is based largely on the Z4 concept and borrows some tracks from the 8 series. The latter is from 2018, so we are talking about a new design language. On the front, we can see many signs borrowed from the show car, including the huge double kidney grille and headlights very aggressive. The grille is also very similar to the 8 Series. BMW has also retained large side air intakes, although they have been redesigned and the black blade that extends downwards to form a separator is abandoned. Unlike the 8 Series, the 2019 BMW Z4 has extra sheaths in the corners of the bumper’s central grille. The bonnet is incredibly sporty, with two bulges flanking the midline. In addition, the sides extend on the arches of the wheels, as in sports cars in their own right. This has become a hallmark feature on all Z cars and it’s good to see that the third generation 2019 BMW Z4 also has it. The similarities with the concept also continue alongside. Of course, the nose is not so sharp and the flying buttresses have been removed, but the production model includes large windproof respirators on the front fenders and similar character lines, including carved side skirts. At the rear, BMW has borrowed a lot from the 8 Series. The license plate housing has the same position on the bumper, the taillights are thin towards the fenders and the trunk lid has a sharp fin. All these features define the sexy rear of the 8 Series. On the 2019 BMW Z4, they are all a little more compact and add to the car’s elegant and sporty fascia. The vents of the bumper and the aggressive diffuser with rectangular exhaust pipes remind me of the prototype. You may have noticed that the presentation template has a black border. This is not standard equipment, but the fact that the first edition is sold on the M40i models with the option of BMW’s high brightness individual line. The regular model will have a chrome trim on the grille and bumpers. The First Edition Roadster also features a frozen orange metallic paint, black mirror caps and 19 inch two tone wheels with a two spoke design. The normal roadster will have a smoother design, but BMW has not yet released photos of all equipment levels at the time of writing this article.