E89 BMW Z4 Roadster

The new E89 BMW Z4 Roadster made its European debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. BMW is solidly hammering it into our heads that the new Z4 is a piece of automotive art, and that it definitely is. All those lovely curves are a modern interpretation of the old BMW 507 and alot of Bangle cues have been toned down. The new Z4 also now gets a convertible hard top, replacing the first gen Z4’s cloth top. New BMW Group design director Adrian van Hooydonk talks to BMW Web TV at the Geneva show on the new Z4’s design. It’s quite interesting to hear stuff said from a designer’s perspective actually – apparently designers take delight in clamshell-style bonnets as they can then play around more with the design lines on the bonnet without having to deal with the bonnet shutlines. Look after the jump to catch the video as well as some previously published videos and a hi-res photo gallery.

VIDEO: Adrian van Hooydonk on the new Z4 at the Geneva 2009 showVIDEO: BMW Geneva 2009 show highlightsPhoto Gallery: 2010 BMW Z4 Roadster

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Video: E89 BMW Z4 – Prototyping & Development

Video: 2010 BMW Z4 – Exterior Shots

Video: 2010 BMW Z4 – Interior Shots

Video: 2010 BMW Z4 – Engine Bay Shots

Video: 2010 BMW Z4 – Driving Footage #1

Video: 2010 BMW Z4 – Driving Footage #2