Report: BMW Z4 concept pegged for 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

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BMW is reportedly planning to preview its next-generation Z4 sports car with a concept at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this August.

Autocar reports that the concept is in the final stage of development. No doubt it will feature a few influences from BMW's recently revealed 8-Series concept.

The car it previews is the sports car BMW is developing alongside a new Toyota Supra. It was originally thought to be adopting a Z5 moniker as a mark of higher positioning, but Ludwig Willisch, Head of BMW Group Region Americas, told Autoguide in May that that wasn’t the case.

2019 Toyota Supra spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Toyota Supra spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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“There will be a sports car, yes, but it’s not going to be a Z5,” Willisch said. “It will be called Z… probably 4.”

Though yet to be confirmed, it’s thought the jointly-developed BMW and Toyota sports cars will be built at a Magna-Steyr assembly plant in Austria. Sharing a production facility makes sense considering the low volumes of pricey sports cars.

The Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance takes place on August 16. For more coverage, head to our dedicated hub.

 
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