Following a batch of spy photos with the upcoming BMW Z5 while performing snowy testing at the Arctic Circle, the official successor of the Z4 is popping-up into the spotlights again in a new set of photos, which depict the test mule wearing less camo, and revealing its rear exhaust system with new tips.
The model is thus getting ready for an official debut at the end of the year, standing side-by-side its sibling Supra sedan, from Toyota. Both will be built in Graz, Austria.
Compared to the last year`s first spy photos which depicted the future Z5 wearing circular exhaust tips, this test mule is wearing now more angular exhaust tips and a new rear bumper layout. And even if the model is still under serious testing, this seems to be the car`s final shape before entering the production line.
This means that the all-new BMW Z5 is also going to come with the headlights and taillights presently found on the test mule, along with the extra panels with the black rivets. Also, the trunk lid is likely to preserve the present shape, while the spoiler lip will make the styling more prominent.
More than that, unlike the BMW Z4 which used a hardtop, the future Z5 will be using a soft top with a fabric setup, which will shed off important weight and add more space into the car`s trunk.
In the engine department, as you already probably know, the upcoming BMW Z5 would be equipped with a wide range of four- and six-cylinder engines, shortly followed by a hybrid powertrain with an all-wheel drive setup. As for a much more potent M variant, this possibility is just a dream for the moment.