BMW is playing what seems to be the Cupid Shuffle with a few of its Z variants. Rumors are circulating that state the company is planning on bringing back the Z3, amongst other changes in their Z lineup, but the information is not official and seems to be too confusing to grab hold of.

Let’s explain. The current Z-Series lineup consists of the lonely Z4 Roadster, but BMW definitely as plans to change that. Recently, we mentioned plans for the future Z2 model, but those plans are being diverted to another mode. Turns out, BMW was going to develop the Z2, but then changed their minds when they decided they need an entry level roadster. The Z2 got bumped onto the same UKL Matrix platform used for the 1-Series and the Mini models, making it more of a Z1 model. Once that slot was filled, BMW then used the plans that had been intended for the grander Z2 and moved them on up to the new Z4 which will actually be the proposed Z3. The current Z4 Roadster will remain the same, keeping its luxurious hardtop design in line with the current Z5 and making it a perfect candidate to give the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster a run for its money.

Now for the recap. The future Z-Series line-up will include the Z1 entry level roadster, the premium Z3, and the luxury Z5. Now that we have broken down BMW’s plans, let’s hope they are actually confirmed in the near future.


Source: GermanCarForum

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  (762) posted on 01.4.2012

Yeah! They truly need to do that. Well, I’m sure that lots would really wait for this one for quite a long time. Anyway, I wonder if they upgrade the engine of this one?

  (384) posted on 08.16.2011

BMW needs to confirm that they would bring this one on production! They have lots of convertible car concept that are really stunning and awesome. I can’t wait to see those cars, I am really looking forward to have one of those cars.

  (337) posted on 06.24.2011

Let’s don’t forget that this car is still a concept car so there’s a possibility that it wouldn’t make it into production. There are a lot of cars in their line up that is waiting to be build. I suggest that they focus in the M series.

  (410) posted on 06.24.2011

Oh! Does it mean that BMW is making a new production and they will call it the Z3? Hmm.. I think they are making a lot of production car recently including the M-series. I wonder on what can we expect from this Z-series?

  (488) posted on 06.6.2011

Actually, BMW really proves that they always come-up with a good innovation of cars.
And this one, BMW Z3 will be the one of BMW cars that they will upgrade its version and make it as a perfect one. Great idea!

  (530) posted on 06.3.2011

Well now, they really are lining up a lot of things for the Z3. It’s a good thing to know that they will be doing a lot of upgrades for this one, especially with the engine.

  (314) posted on 06.3.2011

Bringing back such lots of Z-Series model makes it more intimidating in the market. If they want Z1 as roadster,Z3 as the premium and Z5 as the luxury one, why don’t reshuffle all Z Series and make is as one. In this way, better models and great market.

  (273) posted on 06.2.2011

hmm. I wonder why the roadster edition of the Z3 seems to be too late for its production version. BTW, I’m excited to know on what are the plans and preparations of BMW for the come back of this car. I hope that the power output of this car would be greater than 200 hp.

  (474) posted on 06.1.2011

So does it mean that the Z3 would be the collaboration of these four production cars? I don’t understand your point, I guess it would be a smart move if they have choose among those cars and upgrade its engine for better performance.

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