BMW Z2 – New Renderings

Rumors | June 3rd, 2014 by 5
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In 2017, BMW is rumored to launch a new roadster. Dubbed BMW Z2, the entry-level roadster aims to bring back the philosophy behind the original …

In 2017, BMW is rumored to launch a new roadster. Dubbed BMW Z2, the entry-level roadster aims to bring back the philosophy behind the original Z3 Roadster.

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.

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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.

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The renderings depicted here are created by Theophilus Chin who based his drawing on the BMW Zagato Roadster concept, with reduced front and rear overhangs, wheelbase, width and shoulder height. The Zagato Roadster’s styling was tweaked front and back to fit the new more compact shape.

 

  • abiraghi

    Front wheel drive? It’ ain’t a BMW.

  • Ivan Neri

    Front wheel drive? It’s the definitive death of authentic drive pleasure, and the death of the bmw thath I love… ; (

  • Andys120

    FWD has it’s place but never in a two-seat roadster. I believe this is why the Mini Roadster has sold poorly and why a BMW Z2 ought to be driven by rear wheels like every other BMW sports car ever made.

  • Alex

    This roadster lost me at “Front wheel drive”

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