BMW is planning a high-end sports car that will compete with the Mercedes-Benz SL. The new model will be a luxury roadster, on the same size as the 6-series, but the mechanical parts will be from both the 6 Series and the 5 Series and engine from the 3-series. The new Z6 will be a succesor for the Z8, produced from 2000 to 2003.
BMW is preparing a new competiton for the Audi TT, a succesor for the Z4, dubbed Z6. The Z6 will be powered by the new 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder, with a range-topping version packing Munich’s secret 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 and an updated version of the M5’s 5.0-liter V10. Z6 will be priced below the $130,000 Z8, will be built in Germany and will be a high-tech showcase for many of BMW ’s latest (...)