Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > Other BMWs
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-14-2006, 09:10 PM
LeMansX5's Avatar
Admin
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: X5world
Posts: 20,257
LeMansX5 has a spectacular aura aboutLeMansX5 has a spectacular aura aboutLeMansX5 has a spectacular aura about
Z2 roadster coming in 2012

Z2 to come in 2012.

Z2



---------------------BMW Z2------------BMW Z4
Wheel base----------2400 mm------------2500 mm
Length--------------3900 mm------------4100 mm
Height--------------1250 mm-------------1300 mm
Width---------------1750 mm------------1800 mm

Z2 is called internally the secret weapon, which is to recover lost terrain starting from 2010. While the next Z4, which carries the development contraction E89, was already abgesegnet by the executive committee, the Z2 draws still its waiting loops on the sky over the Isar metropolis. As fixed the following basic data are considered: • more compact dimensions as the Z4 • motorizing only special equipment offer reduced with four-cylinder aggregates • • independent optics • lightweight construction primarily by omitting instead of by expensive materials • optionally than Z2 Speedster and Z2 M representably.

This miniMali-table-dynamic model is a lower windshield, forward swept overroll bars and a scarce-sitting emergency-covers to receive. The flared wings, which custom-made nose and tail aprons as well as the larger wheels the Speedster hearing divides after with the Z2 M. the weight is with most modern technology is clearly reduced. Instead of 1220 Kilos as with the Z4-Vierzylinder stand for the Z2 Speedster 970 Kilos in the area

Although Z2 and Z4 divide among other things front cars, elementary Crashstruktur, electronics platform and wheel suspensions, the small Roadster is conceived as formally completely independent car. To the particularly salient style elements of the Z2 belong the wheel arches, which extremely short overhangs, unusually sharp edged at the upper conclusion, which strong introductions between front and rear axle, which relatively steep windshield and the high tail, in which a 150 litre small trunk hides itself.

Last edited by LeMansX5; 03-25-2009 at 11:23 AM.
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 08-14-2006, 09:19 PM
Wagner's Avatar
..make it happn' capn'
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mt. Airy, MD
Posts: 17,747
Wagner is on a distinguished road
Hey Edgar Casey this thing isn't going to change too much in the next 4 years :
__________________

An unwavering defender of those I see worth protecting.

"promote the general welfare, not provide the general welfare"

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-05-2006, 10:44 PM
LeMansX5's Avatar
Admin
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: X5world
Posts: 20,257
LeMansX5 has a spectacular aura aboutLeMansX5 has a spectacular aura aboutLeMansX5 has a spectacular aura about
From Autoweek:

Press reports from Germany suggest BMW is readying an affordable roadster below the Z4 to challenge the Mazda MX-5 for supremacy in the entry-level sports car market.

The new two-seater is said to be the centerpiece of a plan devised by the German carmaker’s outgoing chairman, Helmut Panke, to extend what insiders describe as the Z-car lineup. Just as the German carmaker’s X-car lineup was expanded to include the X3 and X5, BMW also sees demand for a Z2 to complement the existing Z4. The Z4 moved upmarket to challenge the Porsche Boxster when it replaced the Z3 back in 2002.

Details remain scarce, but insiders say the new entry-level model would take at least four years to bring to market, suggesting it probably won’t arrive until after the next-generation Z4 arrives in 2009. The Z2 name is likely, considering it was trademarked by the German carmaker as long ago as 2001.

As with the Z4, the new car is likely to share components with the existing 1 Series and 3 Series models to keep costs down and streamline development. That makes it highly likely the Z2 will be built alongside the next-generation Z4 at BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

AutoWeek sources say the Z2 was conceived with four-cylinder power only, most likely with normally aspirated 1.8- and 2.0-liter engine choices. Also under consideration is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder performance model with up to 300 hp.

The latter engine is already under development. It is expected to appear in a hot version of the 1 Series, as part of a program that will see BMW introduce a range of new turbocharged engines to its lineup in coming years. Transmission choices should include a standard six-speed manual and an optional double-clutch unit with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

Source: Autoweek
Attached Images
  
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-05-2007, 02:33 PM
LeMansX5's Avatar
Admin
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: X5world
Posts: 20,257
LeMansX5 has a spectacular aura aboutLeMansX5 has a spectacular aura aboutLeMansX5 has a spectacular aura about
2011 BMW Z2

Some PS by TopSpeed:

BMW is preparing an affordable convertible, as a competitor for the very roadster inventor, the Mazda MX-5. With the release of the Z4, BMW made its compact roadster a lot more luxurious and expensive, as it offered the new car only with straight-six engines. Which higher price-tags, the Z4 was never a match in term of sales for its predecessor. The affordable-roadster role will be taken starting with 2011 by the new BMW Z2.

The sales of the Z4 are not at all satisfactory for BMW. It wouldn’t be that the car is not better in any way than the Z3, but it doesn’t offer anymore the cheap four-cylinder engines, that made the top-sales. As the Z4 was placed higher in the BMW hierarchy, there is an unfilled gap, where a competitor for the Mazda MX-5, an affordable, simple and fun to drive car should be.

In order to fill that empty space, BMW will launch a completely new smaller roadster, with less than 4 meters in length. A lot lighter than the Z4, the new model will offer engines with no more than 2,000 cc, but instead will compensate by using turbochargers, that will allow for a top of the range M model to reach 300 bhp.

The low-end model will feature a 1.8 liters, naturally aspirated engine with 150 bhp, not exactly a supercar, but a moderate fast and affordable BMW, capable to deliver driving excitement.

The technical platform will be shared with the next generation Z4, but it will be lighter and slightly simplified for the Z2. Also minimalist in conception, the Z2 will not be entirely stripped down, and will offer goodies such as the active steering, dual clutch transmission or dynamic adjustable dampers.
The BMW Z2 will be priced under the $30,000 range and is expected to make its debut in 2010.

Source
Attached Images
  

Last edited by LeMansX5; 03-20-2009 at 11:45 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-05-2007, 07:45 PM
dr.jay's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Greenwood Always Up To No Good!
Posts: 2,508
dr.jay is on a distinguished road
The front looks mean, I like it a lot
__________________
"To become a member of a crew you've got to be 100% Italian so they can trace all your relatives back to the old country. See, it's the highest honor they can give you. It means you belong to a family and crew. It means that nobody can [email protected] around with you. It also means you could [email protected] around with anybody just as long as they aren't also a member. It's like a license to steal. It's a license to do anything"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-23-2008, 01:19 AM
LeMansX5's Avatar
Admin
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: X5world
Posts: 20,257
LeMansX5 has a spectacular aura aboutLeMansX5 has a spectacular aura aboutLeMansX5 has a spectacular aura about
Arrow BMW Z2 spy shots and renderings thread

Based on 1-series....new pocket rocket from BMW.


Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-23-2008, 08:23 AM
Hitman's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 12
Hitman is on a distinguished road
Wow! That looks awesome! I especially like the dynamic looking headlights and the grill. The rear could be more sophisticated though.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-23-2008, 08:25 AM
LivinLoudX54.4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hanover, PA
Posts: 161
LivinLoudX54.4 is on a distinguished road


Looks awesome!!
__________________
///X Power



Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-23-2008, 08:32 AM
Wagner's Avatar
..make it happn' capn'
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mt. Airy, MD
Posts: 17,747
Wagner is on a distinguished road
Nice.
__________________

An unwavering defender of those I see worth protecting.

"promote the general welfare, not provide the general welfare"

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-23-2008, 09:21 AM
Krunk Man's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,663
Krunk Man is on a distinguished road
I like it, the doors have some crazy lines going through it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:04 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
© 2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.