Our spy photographers have provided us with more photos of the upcoming BMW Z5, where the prototype seen here loses some of its camouflage to reveal a bit more of its styling. As you probably know by now, the Z5 is built in collaboration with Toyota, which is preparing its own sports car that is said to bring back the Supra nameplate.
On this prototype, the front is reminiscent of earlier test mules, including the long bonnet, BMW’s kidney grille and large intakes, all covered in fake body panels The car continues to showcase a folding soft-top, which is put up in this instance because of the wintery conditions.
As for the rear, BMW has seen fit to drop some camo on this Z5 prototype, allowing us to see the car’s taillight design, which appears to be an evolution of the design seen on the E89 Z4. Unlike its predecessor, the lights here are not positioned in line with the bottom of bootlid, and are higher up instead.
Elsewhere, we also get to see trapezoidal-shaped exhaust tips instead of the round ones on previous pre-production units, as well as alloy wheels finished in silver rather than black. No shots of the interior, but from a previous sighting, it appears that the Z5 may share a lot in common with its Japanese cousin.
For motivation, the Z5 is expected to receive a hybrid powertrain in its most powerful guise, and could implement BMW’s Carbon Core technology in its construction, similar to that used in the G12 7 Series.