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Reinvention of the Z Series Range

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by GazHyde, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    You've all most likely seen the various rumours and rendered images of various supposed Z models from BMW. Just read this article which seems to give some idea that something is possibly happening at some stage in the future. I'd read it with a pinch of salt just like all the others, but there are some interesting points being made!

    They talk about a replacement for the BMW Z1 & Z3 and an all new Z5 model.

    Sadly too much talk of 3 cylinder engines for my liking, particularly in a front wheel drive BMW Z1 replacement! Yes you could be driving a 3 cylinder front wheel drive BMW Z1 in the near future. Thank you BMW, all my specific requirements have been covered. Please also don't bother to make it look or retain any of the feel of the Z1 either. I would suggest just drawing anything you like and sticking a Z1 badge on it :bag:

    http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/12/09/new-info-bmw-z1-z3-z5/

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  2. TaffZee

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  3. Rudyrov

    Rudyrov Zorg Legend
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    They also say.....
    The new BMW Z3 is said to keep a very interesting balance between “sustainability” and sportsmanship. Two variants are also rumored: Coupe and Roadster. This model will fulfill all the requirements we have in our mind when we think of a BMW Roadster.

    The future Z3 is characterized by a very low weight with a soft top and will feature three-, four- and six-cylinder engines, designed to rival the Porsche Boxster and Cayman.

    The result of synergies with Toyota, the Z3 will have a Japanese equivalent: the second generation of GT86. The less powerful version of the Z3 will rise to the generation of Mazda MX-5 that has just left us.