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It’s been rumored for a while that BMW has been working on a smaller roadster that will be dubbed the BMW Z2 and according to AutoBild, BMW executives have now given the small roadster the green light.
The Z2 will be based on the 1 series and will be offered as a roadster and a small coupe, just like the previous BMW Z4. The car was developed under BMW’s Project i team and will be a front-engine, rear wheel drive car with a target weight of 2,200 lbs. Powertrain options are expected to be powered by a 1.6L turbocharged engine, an extended range hybrid power car , and an all electric motor with lithium-ion batteries.
A concept version is expected this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the production version is expected in 2012 or 2013.