The long-time rumored BMW Z2 might finally arrive in the fairly near future. Last year we reported exclusively that a BMW Z4 successor is highly unlikely and that a possible follower would the long-time rumored BMW Z2. The Z2 would follow the steps of the successful Z3, a small roadster.
According to Car and Driver, the 2017 BMW Z2 will carry a few unique features found in the Z4 but at its core is a different product. First, the Z2 is a front-wheel-drive vehicle, and second, it will feature a soft top versus the hardtop found in the current roadster.
The Z2 is said to have a wider appeal and aims to bring a new generation of buyers to the brand. One that doesn’t necessarily pick a car based on the drivetrain.
The 2017 BMW Z2 shares its platform with the new MINI Hardtop. With a focus on lightweight construction, the front-drive Z2 could come in not much over 2500 pounds.
The Z2 may be offered with a number of three- and four-cylinder engines from BMW’s modular engine architecture. The powerplants will produce anywhere from 160 to 230 horsepower.
Too early to even mention the possibility of a Z2M.
According to the source, we can expect to see the Z2 in late 2016 or late 2017.