Could BMW have a roadster up their sleeve? We can only hope so. The BMW Blog has announced that a BMW insider says they will revive the 2005 California Spyder Concept presented in Los Angeles in 2005. We caught wind of this a few days ago when we reported about Norbert Reithofer’s "Dream Project", which consisted of the BMW Spyder Stradale. This concept was used in the preview of the 2009 BMW Z6 that was talked about, but never brought to light. It seems BMW has been a lot of talk, but very little action so we are not sure if we can believe this next round of roadster rumors. Of course, we are going to indulge in them anyway.

BMW’s idea is to take the California Spyder concept and transform it into a premium eco-efficient roadster that will end up replacing the Z8 and share a platform with the production version of the ED Concept. This rendering of the BMW Spyder Stradale provided by Andrei Avarvarii is based on the original sketch released by BMW in 2005, but is freshened up a little in style. It leans more towards something that we could expect from the Bavarian manufacturer in 2014. The sculptured athletic body is a combination of a retro long bonnet silhouette with sharp modern lines that create aggressive air intakes. The lights pay a tribute to the Z8, while the wheels show how the advanced design of those featured on the ED Concept could be turned into a production model.

We can only hope that the BMW Spyder Stradale is not just a ploy to get us talking about BMW. Quite frankly, we just want to see it in action.


Source: Andrei Avarvarii

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  (415) posted on 09.5.2011

The car lines seems so impressive even the over all platform design of this Spyder and I found that the wheels are seems so cool even the metallic paint that they use on it.

  (401) posted on 02.27.2011

It’s definitely still a work in progress but I’m not positive its a factory job, the color and wheels are terrible.

  (762) posted on 02.27.2011

this is probably a very rough idea of a FIA GT competitor, certainly not something for the road.

  (544) posted on 06.7.2010

Hmm, crash and burn with a magnesium framed car? Erm, no thanks; I’ll take a Z8- the prettiest car BMW has produced since the 328 MM and 507. Oh, and Momo#2, what the hell’s wrong with an Austin Healey? There hasn’t been a more beautiful car since the 3000.

  (460) posted on 06.6.2010

Undoubtebly it will be a nice looking vehicle like most of the BMW’s but there starting to lose their character with all this green stuff. You just can’t beat say the E30 M3 . Light . Fast . High revving . Beautiful. How cars should be

  (1023) posted on 06.4.2010

Wall Street Journal says the board pulled the plug on Mercury, so I don’t know why it wasn’t announced.

  (331) posted on 06.3.2010

The news has passed by and the mercury’s went wrong for so long that there really was no hope for need to keep it. At this point, I think all new marque under Ford would do better than Mercury.

  (309) posted on 06.3.2010

Impressive looking spyder! I bet the R&D of Bmw has put theit time and effort bringing this baby to life.

  (534) posted on 06.2.2010

Too much edge in design, but it looks nice for female drivers.

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