The successor to BMW's Z4 Roadster is reportedly pencilled in for launch in 2017. It leaves plenty of opportunities for rumors and speculation, but in the meantime check out these artistic renderings of what the final model may look like.

The successor to BMW's Z4 Roadster is reportedly pencilled in for launch in 2017. It leaves plenty of opportunities for rumors and speculation, but in the meantime check out these artistic renderings of what the final model may look like.

There have been reports the new Z4 will share the same platform as the new Toyota Celica after the Japanese manufacturer and BMW entered into a joint venture to produce a new sports car.

At the top of the range, a newly developed six-cylinder turbocharged 3.0-liter petrol engine is set to provide the motivation with output set to be rated at around 340 PS (250 kW) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque. This should allow the roadster to hit 100kph (62mph) in a little under 5 seconds and it will likely get an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (250kph).

Further powertrains will be offered at the entry- and mid-level points while it remains to be seen if BMW will develop an M-induced model. Reports have stated the new generation Z4 will be sportier than its predecessor so lets keep our fingers crossed.

 

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