To be or not to be? This was the question on the new to come BMW Z8. Well it seems that the answer to the question is now to be. The new model that should replace the 2003 Z8 it is a go! There were 3 proposal competing for the new model: a mid-engine Z10, a Z6 ultralight and the winer a front-engine Z8, RWD.
The new model will be a two-seater with a retractable hard-top. The engine is expected to be a 4.4 liter V8 engine with a 400 horse power. The primary transmission will be a dual-clutch gearbox.
The new model is supposed to be build from 2010 to 2017, 15000 pieces a year. The price will be somewhere arround 80000-100000 euro (arround 105000-130000$ german price).