Audi and Mercedes, watch out! BMW is preparing a successor for the Z8 that will compete with models like the Audi R8 and the Mercedes SLS. The British magazine Auto Express reports that the supercar will be called the Z9 and it will be inspired by the California Spyder concept unveiled at the 2005 Los Angeles Motor Show and the Vision EfficientDynamics concept unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Like the Z4 roadster, the future supercar will feature a long bonnet and tiny front with rear overhangs and a double-bubble deck rear similar to the one used in the Porsche Boxster Spyder. The Z9 will also feature new design elements introduced by BMW’s new styling boss, Adrian Van Hooydonk. The active front splitter and rear diffuser will change shape at speed to optimize air flow around the car to improve fuel efficiency.

The Z9 will be built on the same platform as the 7-Series and will feature a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) body. Under the hood there will be the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine from the M5. Output will be in the 600 HP area.

Production version is expected to debut in 2014.

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Source: AutoExpress

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15 comments:

  (474) posted on 02.14.2012

Elegant in style inside and out from its exterior and interior. It doesn’t only show a good-looking car but also an awesome speed performance. I would also prefer the silver body-paint than the black one because the black concept looks dull on it.

  (458) posted on 01.11.2012

Good looking. I prefer the silver than the black one, I think its more aggressive. The red interior is good blend for this one, it’s quite impressive.

  (762) posted on 01.4.2012

Spyder is the most impressive cars here in BMW, and I love the fact that it is a convertible car. I just don’t like the color of its interior features, but I love the wheels of it. The wheels emphasize the pretty image of this car.

  (728) posted on 12.27.2011

Good looking. I prefer the silver than the black one, I think its more aggressive. The red interior is good blend for this one, it’s quite impressive.

  (498) posted on 12.8.2011

Yeah! I’m agreed with them, there’s no reason why they need to be watch out for this, but I must say that it is really quite impressive and even cool on its few modification.

  (595) posted on 12.6.2011

I must agree with them that this Z9 spyder is the most impressive convertible car that BMW had. I can’t wait for 2014, and I must give a compliment with the engine that they use. 

  (313) posted on 09.7.2011

Red interior touch is not bad at all instead I’m impressed with the over all designed and features of this Z9 Spyder and the car lines that it had adds more beauty on it.

  (415) posted on 09.5.2011

It really quite impressive but I must say that I don’t like the color that they used on its interior though the over all design of his Spyder convertible car is really an eye catcher and the car lines emphasize the beauty that it had.

  (384) posted on 08.16.2011

Spyder is the most impressive cars here in BMW, and I love the fact that it is a convertible car. I just don’t like the color of its interior features but I love the wheels of it. The wheels emphasize the pretty image of this car.

  (134) posted on 08.11.2011

Yeah! I’m agree with you Rico Martin there’s no reason why they need to be watch out for this but I must say that it is really quite impressive and even cool.

  (412) posted on 07.21.2011

I can’t see any reason why Audi and Mercedes needs to be watched out with this Z9. I mean, yeah it maybe looks great but compared with the Audi R8 and Mercedes SLS it will become ugly. Sorry to say BMW.

EpicCarz2000  (8) posted on 09.5.2010

This is ugly.And besides,Audi have already pounded this with the 2011 Audi R8 GT. And Mercedes have the 2009 Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss.So BMW just went kamikaze on Audi and Mercedes and it went horribly wrong.

EpicCarz2000  (392) posted on 06.14.2010

Nice if a little underwhelming after the M1 concept: and a step back (imo) from the Z8.Alas BMW is falling behind Merc, Ferrari, Aston and Porsche with this effort.

EpicCarz2000  (347) posted on 06.11.2010

i like the z9 than the z4, it looks more sporty and aggressive,

EpicCarz2000  (512) posted on 06.10.2010

lovely headlamps. they also make use of the projector lam with HID. i hope the rounded lamp is still used here.

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