BMW Z2 coming in 2015, M Performance variant possible - report - photos

Expected to be a spiritual successor to the Z3

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 GTurbo GTurbo
An FWD BMW! First the Double-Vanos engine died, then the Chris Bangled 'flame surfacing' design language wreaked havoc on all models and now the Holy Grail of BMW driving experience is about to be shot to pieces by replacing a sexy ROADSTER's RWD set-up with a...I can't even say it anymore! I thought that is VW territory?! Even Quattro-badged RS Audis now have RW-biased torque-split nowadays including the game-changing R8! Sad news indeed.
January 19, 2013 10:40 pm
 pzxpjy pzxpjy
Lotus Elan anybody?
January 19, 2013 3:34 pm
 sensei sensei
One has to wonder if there is conflict within BMW to add new cars to the BMW lineup or to add them to a relaunched Triumph lineup.
January 17, 2013 10:19 pm
 Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
FWD? so BMW is making a sports car that will get his ass kicked by a mazda MX-5
January 17, 2013 10:09 pm
 schizo schizo
I like the idea of a Z2 (the Z4 is getting too big) and my beloved Mercedes still hasn't got that driving satisfaction with the SLK after all these years... I really want a small roadster so a Z2 would be great... BUT seriously NO FWD. Why not use the 1-Series platform?
January 17, 2013 9:36 pm
 ifudge ifudge
Nice illustration. Totally agree, please no FWD. Don't ruin what could be an epic small roadster by making it FWD. Don't compromise this in the quest to achieve a lower price.
January 17, 2013 8:16 pm
 DBaskov DBaskov
It doesn't make sense to me either since the biggest advantage of having fwd is to be able to able to handle harsher whether. But who's gonna drive a small convertible roadster on the snow?!
January 17, 2013 6:31 pm
 efgh efgh
a bmw, a roadster... and FWD...? seriously?? this company leads me to believe that faking engine sounds in their latest M models wasnt just some random mistake after all. maybe they dont wanna be anymore what we used to like...
January 17, 2013 5:58 pm
 wcfuser20252 wcfuser20252
No, no, no, please no FWD. This deserves to be a RWD small sports roadster. Look at the MX-5, look at the BRZ/FR-S/GT-86. Small, light and RWD are in right now and will sell. Please for the love of all that is holy do not make this a front wheel drive roadster. If I want a FWD roadster I'd buy a Mini Cooper roadster.
January 17, 2013 5:17 pm