2018 BMW Z5 – Rendering & New Info

Rumors | July 16th, 2014 by 17
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Earlier this year, the rumormill churned out that two new Z models will join the BMW lineup in the future. The BMW Z5 and Z7 …

Earlier this year, the rumormill churned out that two new Z models will join the BMW lineup in the future. The BMW Z5 and Z7 are said to be on the drawing board at BMW design studio and could arrive by 2017.

According to Automobile Mag, the Z5 is the first fruit of BMW’s sports car collaboration with Toyota, which will also produce the next iteration of the Scion FR-S.

Furthermore, the U.S. magazine says the concept version of the BMW Z5 will be unveiled next year with production versions to follow during the 2018 model year—the Toyota as a hardtop coupe, the BMW as a roadster with a soft top. The new sports car architecture that serves both models is a highly scalable matrix that revolves around a single fixed point, the front firewall.

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The BMW Z5 will feature a more radical front-mid-engine bias. Lightweight materials will be used across the Z4 and the target weight is 3300 lbs.

Under the hood, it will feature a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with three power stages: 190 hp, 245 hp and 270 hp. The engine will be matted to a ZF 8-speed automatic or six-speed manual.

The reports goes even further saying that a BMW Z5M would be on the table as well. It would feature the 425-hp turbo six from the new 2015 BMW M3 and M4.

17 responses to “2018 BMW Z5 – Rendering & New Info”

  1. hartex says:

    Z5? Z7? Sorry…but the Z models have even numbers. Or why the Z3 was renamed to Z4?

  2. jason bourne says:

    BMW should make the Z car mid-engined to really compete with the Boxster and Cayman.

  3. roadkillrob says:

    Since the Z3 because the Z4, the Z2 is schedule for production, I would guess this would be the Z6 by production time.

  4. RuelSpot says:

    The all new BMW Z5 roadster sports car looks really sharp and sleek. http://www.ruelspot.com/bmw/used-bmw-z4-luxury-roadsters-for-sale/

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