If you think BMW Z4 is too big and you need a smaller drop top Bimmer in your life then this baby is for you! BMW Z2 which is set for 2011 and will a serious opponent for the best of this segment, the Mazda MX-5. The car is based on the Z4’s platform which has been kinda shortened but unlike the Z4 it only comes with four-cylinder engines.
You have to say it looks fabulous, let’s hope they put it into production the way it is here! The base model will get a 1.8 liter with around 150 hp while the biggest offer is 2.0 liter, but an M version is expected with turbocharged engine and around 300 hp. Also a hybrid variant would be considered as a future plan.
To ensure the maximum driving pleasure the lil Z2 will get active steering and suspension plus the Dual-Clutch gearbox. This sounds very good but has a negative effect on the price as it will somewhere around $30,000 which is a lot for an entry level roadster, specially when you compare it to the Mazda MX-5. Of course Mazda doesn’t come with a BMW badge!!
source: Auto motor und sport drawing by: Mark Stehrenberger