BMW Concept Cars revealed at the IAA Cars 2017

Classic styling features combined with new design ideas

The BMW 8 Series Concept

The BMW Concept 8 Series reveals much of what is to come. Classic styling features combined with new design ideas. Crisp lines that mark out clear surfaces and the car’s powerfully sculpted volumes together form a powerful proclamation of uncompromising sportiness.

The silhouette of the BMW Concept 8 Series is composed of its long bonnet, flowing roofline and the striking upward sweep of its trailing edge. The styling of the interior and the choice of materials echo the purposeful interplay between dynamism and luxury.

The lines in the cockpit area gravitate forwards, reinforcing the focus on the task of driving. Merino leather, a faceted ground gearshift lever and an iDrive Controller made from Swarovski glass with a smoky quartz look give the interior an exclusive air.

BMW 8 Series Side Shot

As Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Harald Krüger explains:

“The forthcoming BMW 8 Series Coupe will demonstrate that razor-sharp dynamics and modern luxury can go hand-in-hand. This will be the next model in the expansion of our luxury-car offering and will raise the benchmark for coupes in the segment.”

The BMW Z4 Concept

The BMW Concept Z4 is revealed at the IAA Cars 2017 as a statement of unbridled driving pleasure. This design study likewise offers a look ahead to a series-production version of the car set to be unveiled over the course of next year.

A shorter bonnet and crisp overhangs ensure the driver sits closer to the middle of the car than in previous BMW roadsters. The surfaces and forms of the BMW Concept Z4 create a modern and emotionally engaging impression.

BMW Z4 Concept

The styling of the BMW kidney grille is reminiscent of the BMW 328 Mille Miglia. Its broad outline and low-set positioning instil a sense of flamboyance very much in the mould of the BMW Z8. In a first for BMW, the Concept Z4 provides a vertical interpretation of the four-eyed headlight look, with two light sources placed one on top of the other on each side. The bonnet curves over the wheels, creating an intriguing and virtually seamless sweep over the front end as a whole.

The fluent transition between exterior and interior is clearly visible from both the styling and colour scheme of the BMW Concept Z4. Much of the interior adopts the colour of the car body, with just the driver’s cockpit standing out in an all-black finish that reinforces the focus on the driving experience.