Auto Motor und Sport is reporting that the BMW Z2 is still on schedule for an early reveal this year. If initially we believed that Tokyo Auto Show will have the honor to host the world premiere, we just learned that the car will be unveiled at the International Auto Show in Frankfurt.
BMW’s big push for a Compact Roadster and the utilization of Efficient Dynamics technology, will make the Z2 Roadster to be the first hybrid BMW Roadster in production. The Z2 will carry the eDrive badge, similar to the existing sDrive in the Z4 and xDrive in the SAV model.
BMW Z2 is built on the 1 Series platform and in contrast to the new Z4, it will use a soft top, with the precise scope of reducing weight. As we mentioned, the Z2 will be the first Hybrid Roadster, but BMW will not ignore their horsepower craving fans. Four-cylinder engines will make their way into the line-up, ranging from 1.8 to 2.o liter.
The BMW Z2 will take on the popular Mazda MX-5 and at a rumored price of $30,000, it will be interesting to see the consumers’ reaction.[Source: Auto Motor und Sport ]