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Here is the BMW Z2 or Vision Concept

Rumors | March 20th, 2009 by 14
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The latest edition of Auto Bild magazine is out and it features the upcoming BMW Z2 or as BMW might name it: Vision Concept. The …

The latest edition of Auto Bild magazine is out and it features the upcoming BMW Z2 or as BMW might name it: Vision Concept.

The talented graphic artist Huckfeldt is again “responsible” for these renderings and according to people close to BMW, we are looking at the “real deal”.

Here is the BMW Z2 or Vision Concept

The BMW Z Vision Concept or the Z2 as the production model will be named, is based on the next generation BMW 1 Series and uses a soft top, with the precise scope of reducing weight.

BMW Z2 is all about EfficientDynamics, so the car will be equipped adequately with some of the biggest fuel savings engines, without sacrificing performance. The high-end Z2 will be powered by the so-much-talked four cylinder twin-turbo engines ranging from 1.8 to 2.0 liter.

Considered a Compact Roadster that will fully utilize the EfficientDynamics technology, the Z2 will be the first BMW hybrid Roadster. Labeled under the eDrive bage, an all electric version will complete the Compact Roadster line-up.

It will maintain the traditional rear wheel drive and it will come in both manual and automatic.

According to one of our friends over at GCZ, the BMW Z2 will be using a new technology, BMW Active Aerodynamics, imported from the beautiful GINA Concept. More details to come on that, but all we learned for now, is that it will feature a movable front spoiler and opening and closing intakes.

To reduce weight, the rear boot-lid and front wings are made out of composite plastic. Other body parts are made out of aluminum.

The upside down front-grille seen in the other renderings is back again and once again, I need to reinforce the fact that we will be seeing these type of front desing in other future models as well, starting with the next generation 1 Series. Phantom like foglights are expected to be seen again in the next 1er.

As mentioned before, one of the main competitors are the Mazda MX5 and Lotus Elise. The BMW Z Vision Concept will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Show in September.

[Source: Auto Bild ]

  • Daniel

    Great looking car!!! I’m starting to dig the front-end more and more.

  • Jordan

    @Daniel:

    agree with that. looks good. a lot better than what the previous 1 series rendering looked like. diggin the upside down grills.

    i do think the rear is a direct copy of the Infiniti FX/EX, which im sure will be changed for the final design.

  • Giom

    Look, if the body is that slick, I don’t care what the kidney grille looks like. Thats one sweet looking car!

    The Phantom round lights worry me tho, there’s no need to do that. Do something new -since everything else is.

  • Matt

    Hhhmmm, i’m not a big fan of the circular fog lights, but the rest of the car is pretty good looking!

  • Tom

    Love the back, love the sides, hate the front. It looks like a bulldog with an attitude who ran into a brick wall. I can live with the upside down kidneys, but the new front lights BMW is going at, I don’t digg.
    The fine strips and the round foglights… loose them when you still can!

  • gerhard

    Visions of 40 years in German car magazines
    and at the end was not a single Car like so

  • txdesign

    I like it. The Z2 Coupe would have me reaching for my wallet in a heartbeat.

  • Gord

    Still not diggin’ those kidney grills.

  • bunker

    just brilliant

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1631237176 Vaybach Khan

    this is front of next 1er and i dig the grill pretty much…and don’t compare lights and fog lights with phantom compare it with bmw mille miglia concept..and they are awesome!next g. 1er will be killer..and all 1er base models…

  • Lance

    Nice grille, nice headlights, but whycan they not seem to put it together for a nice front end… the front end is so flat and ugly that it’snot even funny! But the rest of the car is fine.

  • L1ndja

    I hate this car dont dig it.

  • Doug

    It’s the Zolstice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=825975013 Carlos Perez

    Hope that the angel eyes don’t get lost (sorry about the bad english)

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