BMW reveals Concept Z4

German manufacturer BMW has unveiled its latest take on the roadster body style – the Concept Z4.

This is a fresh look at the Z4, as the original model finished production last year following a 14-year run on the market.

It takes on BMW's new design language that includes more striking lines on the side of the vehicle, a smaller grille and a more angular front end.

The headrests are also incorporated into the rear end of the vehicle with the lines smoothly worked into the back end's design.

In these first images it appears to be quite wide, with the back offering an imposing stance on the road that would offer a lot of grip and stability.

The interior design is relatively simple, but the steering wheel is quite different to conventional ones, with the central element set back.

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Adrian van Hooydonk, senior vice president at BMW Group Design, said: "The BMW Concept Z4 in an all-out driving machine. Stripping the car back to the bare essentials allows the driver to experience all the ingredients of motoring pleasure with supreme directness. This is total freedom on four wheels.

"The BMW Concept Z4 expresses the new BMW design language from all perspectives and in all details. From the dynamic-looking front to the striking flanks to the clean-cut tail end: a few lines and the subtle interplay between surfaces are enough to generate a sense of power and emotion."

The Concept Z4 will be displayed for the first time at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California this weekend.

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