An entry-level roadster based on a front-wheel drive platform is planned by the German based automaker, as the model in question is said to hit the market in 2016.
BMW will develop a new entry-level roadster, with front-wheel drive, as the model in question will be hitting the market over the next couple of years. The vehicle, which will probably be named the Z2, has been rumored for a lot of years now but it seems that it’s currently a possibility as the company wants to expand its lineup and to offer more affordable vehicles.
The sad part is that the upcoming BMW Z2 will be riding on a front-wheel drive platform, the same one used on the 2014 MINI Cooper, and it will be the second vehicle with FWD made by BMW after the 2-Series Active Tourer. The future German roadster will probably compete with models such as the popular Mazda MX-5, in its future generation and rumors are saying that it might be offered in an all-wheel drive option too. It remains unknown for the moment what engines it will use, but chances are they will be small 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder petrol burners. More details on the BMW Z2 will be announced close to its launch.
Source: Car and Driver