Bmw Z2 Roadster coming at the Frankfurt Motor Show… again?

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2009

There are reports coming out saying that the Z2 roadster from BMW will be revealed in concept form this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

At this time, details are still murky, but it looks like the Z2 will be manufactured based on the same platform upon which the next generation 1-Series is built. Using light weight technology, the convertible is expected to weigh in at less than 1,000kg (2,200lbs) and provide outstanding fuel economy figures.

Power under the hood will come from a list of small 4-cylinder powerplants that will include the MINI's entire line of 1.6-liter units together with a new twin-turbo-2.0-liter unit that produces a minimum of 250hp. There are plans also to offer the Z2 in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and diesel configurations.

Although the less expensive Z2 will be equipped with a manually operated soft roof, the car will come with some amazing engineering feats which includes a new transmission and a dynamic front air spoiler which automatically adapts itself to optimize fuel economy and also provide extra downforce when travelling at high speeds.

The company intends to offer in the future a Z2 coupe and a likely MINI variant in order to keep costs down. The base price for the car is about $30,000 and it will hit BMW dealerships by 2013.

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