Here is the BMW Z2 or Vision Concept

Rumors | March 20th, 2009 by 14
bmw z2 vision concept

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”.

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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 ]