BMW Z4 Teased As Mystery Car at Upcoming Pebble Beach Event

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We all know that the ‘mystery car’ at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is going to be the reincarnation of the BMW Z4.

That image of a kidney grill above is the only teaser for the mystery car that BMW sent out in their press release. We wouldn’t eat our hat if it isn’t the BMW Z4, but we would also happily bet somebody else’s money that’s exactly what it is. The BMW Z4 must be just about fully baked now and unless BMW has been using it to distract prying eyes from a car they’ve managed to keep a complete secret, we’re excited here to see it fully fleshed out and get all the details.

Currently, we have a couple of genuinely exciting cars popping up all over the place in camouflage wraps, and the G29 Z4 is one of them. Automakers have either gotten really bad at keeping their new cars under wraps or, more likely, understand that in our new super-connected world, keeping a product secret is just not going to happen anymore. The approach nowadays is to get out in front of leaks and spyshots.


BMW’s partner for the inline-six two-seater project, Toyota, seems to have fully embraced the idea controlling the information by simply shrugging their shoulders and flaunting their interpretation of the chassis before its official debut. Most noticeably by driving it up the Goodwood Hillclimb in front of a live and TV audience. BMW has kept more of an air of mystery though, and is waiting for Monterey Car Week and to give us a proper look.


It will be shown to the world properly on August 23 during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance along with the North American debut for both the 8 Series sports coupe and the M8 Concept Gran Coupe. That’s a few days from being a full year since BMW first showed us the G29 Z4 concept car at the last Monterey Car Week.

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Ian Wright has been a professional writer for two years and is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum, Jaguar Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

His obsession with cars started young and has left him stranded miles off-road in Land Rovers, being lost far from home in hot hatches, going sideways in rallycross cars, being propelled forward in supercars and, more sensibly, standing in fields staring at classic cars. His first job was as a mechanic and then trained as a driving instructor before going into media production.

The automotive itch never left though, and he realized writing about cars is his true calling. However, that doesn’t stop him from also hosting the Both Hand Drive podcast.

Ian can be reached at [email protected]

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