BMW Z2 concept to debut at Frankfurt show

BMW Z2 concept to debut at Frankfurt show

BMW Z2 concept

Recently the internet rumormill has been in overdrive with speculation that BMW would introduce a new Z2 concept vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Some sources are now confirming those reports, though the production version isn’t likely to reach market until 2013. Built atop BMW’s next-generation 1 Series platform, which will be prepared to allow for front, rear or all-wheel drive, the Z2 is likely to feature all of the German automaker’s latest fuel-saving Efficient Dynamics tech, including a potential plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Powering the eco-friendly model will be both gas and diesel engines with 2.0-litres or less displacement. The Z2 sounds like an intriguing machine and may even get a sequential transmission borrowed from BMW’s line of high-end motorcycles. Weight will be minimal thanks to good use of composite materials, and adjustable aerodynamics should offer high downforce when tackling the bends and minimal drag when cruising on the motorway.

BMW Z2 concept

Recently the internet rumormill has been in overdrive with speculation that BMW would introduce a new Z2 concept vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Some sources are now confirming those reports, though the production version isn’t likely to reach market until 2013. Built atop BMW’s next-generation 1 Series platform, which will be prepared to allow for front, rear or all-wheel drive, the Z2 is likely to feature all of the German automaker’s latest fuel-saving Efficient Dynamics tech, including a potential plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Powering the eco-friendly model will be both gas and diesel engines with 2.0-litres or less displacement. The Z2 sounds like an intriguing machine and may even get a sequential transmission borrowed from BMW’s line of high-end motorcycles. Weight will be minimal thanks to good use of composite materials, and adjustable aerodynamics should offer high downforce when tackling the bends and minimal drag when cruising on the motorway.

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