Everybody is talking about the rumor about a BMW Z2 in the works. The rumor is that the BMW Z2 will be based on the 1-series coupe design and that the model will cover the entry-level sports roadster market. This has been going around for some time now, but because of an AutoZeitung report, it returned stronger than ever, as the German publication announced that a decision regarding the BMW Z2 will be made by the end of this year, setting the launch date for late 2012.
Through this model, BMW wants to design a model that will be light, but fast at the same time, with a soft-top in order to reduce the weight and price as well. The entry-level model, which will probably be for Europe, might have 120 horsepower. On the other hand, the higher end model will come with a turbocharged 211 horsepower. The engines that will most likely be used for the BMW Z2 will be the four-cylinder ones, developed with PSA, a French company.
In order to be appealing, the BMW Z2 should be priced at around $30,000 for the US market.