BMW’s Z4 Concept Touring Coupe Could Herald the Return of the Clown Shoe. A highly limited production run is a possibility for this concept that is sure to turn heads and get attention.
– BMW unveiled the Concept Touring Coupe at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy.
– The concept turns the Z4 roadster into a two-door hardtop with a shooting-brake body—a look that has been dubbed “clown shoe” in previous years.
– BMW is said to be pondering a limited production run.
In recent decades, BMW has developed a habit out of making concept cars to showcase at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Relevant examples that spring to mind include the GINA Light Visionary Model and the Gran Lusso Coupe. There was also a Z4 Zagato Concept in 2012, and this year, the Bavarian brand is reviving the Z4 with a fixed metal roof. Meet the Concept Touring Coupe – a shooting brake presented on the shores of Lake Como in Italy.
Much like the previous concept car based on the Z4, it’s a one-of-a-kind creation that pays tribute to the past while adopting a modern design. Essentially, we are witnessing the return of the famous Z3 E36/8 aka the “Clown Shoe.” With BMW saying the Concept Touring Coupe has an inline-six engine, you can think of this car as a 2023 version of the oddball Z3 M Coupe.