Offering an early look at what we can expect from the next-generation Z4 roadster, BMW has released preview images of the Z4 Concept that will be unveiled August 17 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Some details are likely to change on the production Z4 that’s expected to hit sometime late next year as a 2019 model, but the basic shape of this less-than-totally-revealing pic closely resembles several still-disguised prototypes that have been spied testing in Europe.

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The new Z4 will share its platform with the upcoming Toyota Supra as part of a joint engineering deal between BMW and Toyota to help rationalize the development costs, although the former will feature a folding soft top and the latter is thought to be a coupe-only offering. Both are expected to be built in Austria at the Magna-Steyr production facility. Rumored to be a bit larger than the current Z4, this new BMW 2-seater also should spawn a higher-performance M version at some point. BMW also confirmed the Concept 8 Series Coupe unveiled in June at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como will make its U.S. debut at Pebble Beach.

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