In the BMW 6 Series, the headlights sit slightly higher than the kidney grille and are marginally set back. This gives the impression of surging forward, emphasising the car’s sporting character.
The face of the BMW 3 Series Saloon reinterprets the iconic double-round headlights and kidney-shaped radiator grille.
The roadster-specific expression of the front of the BMW Z4 is signalled by the extremely long and wide bonnet and the low positioning of the kidney grille.
In the BMW 6 Series, the low kidney grille provides a design link to the ‘shark nose’ of earlier BMW models, adding an extra dynamic to its appearance.
With their even design and solid frames, the openings of the kidney grille underline the sporting character of the BMW 3 Series Saloon.
The breadth and size of the Z4’s kidney grille is indicative of the air demanded by the powerful engines behind it. It provides them with the air they need to ‘breathe’.
The BMW 6 Series Coupé interprets typical BMW proportions as a combination of luxury and dynamics, its flowing forms creating an air of sensual sportiness.
Within the dynamic silhouette of the BMW 3 Series Saloon, precise contours move across taut surfaces, underlining its athletic orientation.
With a low driving position close to the rear axle, the proportions of the BMW Z4 offer a glimpse of what’s to come: a passionate driving experience.
The Hofmeister kink draws attention to the rear-wheel drive typical of BMW. Its styling ranges from dynamically pointed – as in the BMW 6 Series Coupé – to upright.
The dynamic downward turn of the Hofmeister kink points to the muscular wheel arch of the BMW 3 Series, underlining the rear-wheel drive typical of BMW.
With the roof closed, the hardtop and Hofmeister kink underline the elegant appearance of the BMW Z4.
In the BMW 6 Series Coupé, the crease originates from the chrome-coloured air vent, interacting with the sill line to form a dynamic ‘wedge’ shape.
In the BMW 3 Series, a double crease made of two opposing character lines shape the side of this vehicle. Together the lines sketch a dynamic ‘wedge’ shape.
The shoulder line curve forms a striking feature on the side of the BMW Z4, recalling the distinctive downward curves of the low doors on earlier roadsters.
With the BMW 6 Series, horizontal lines at the rear and muscular wheel arches emphasise the width in a sporting way and create a low optical centre of gravity.
Prominently horizontal contours and widely-separated L-shaped rear lights make the rear section of the BMW 3 Series Saloon broad and sporty.
The lines and surfaces on the front and side of the BMW Z4 flow together at the rear, giving the roadster a broad, sporty width.
The interior of the BMW 6 Series was designed with the cockpit of a boat in mind. It cocoons the driver and conveys the vehicle’s sporty character.
The horizontal elements and flowing shapes inside the BMW 3 Series create a sensation of space and allow optimum access to all the key functions.
The interior of the BMW Z4 allows the cockpit to embrace the driver, inviting you to take control.