It’s known for some months now that BMW officially gave a ‘GO’ to the new BMW Z2 Roadster project. The new German two seater will launch in the second half of 2012. Along with the Roadster, a Coupe model will also be available. The first spyshots have been unveiled given us a glimpse of the new vehicle hitting the roads in California, USA.
The Z2 is based on the next generation 1 Series platform, has rear wheel drive and a front-engine approach. Several engines are rumoured; an all-electric engine, a hybrid with range extender petrol engine and a line-up of 4-cylinder petrol engines with direct injection developing 150 horsepower in base versions all the way up to a turbocharged 300hp M-version. A double-clutch gearbox similar to Volkswagen/Audi’s is under consideration.
Credits to Christian!
Please, please, please build the car with a softtop!
Make it light!!!
soft top? no way man…we are doing away with softtops…hardtops look so much better than soft-tops. You can clearly see it on this BMW.
Research needs to be done before posting things, that’s the new z4, probably an old “spy” photo. The Z2 is going to be a soft top and is much smaller. Take a look at the Z4 on bmwusa, the tail, length, doors, etc. are EXACTLY the same as this car. Unless they’re just changing the rear badge to say “Z2” instead.