With the Z3 gone and the Z4 continuing to grow in size, BMW fans have clamored for a smaller, simpler roadster to come out of Germany for years.
According to a report by World Car Fans, they may have finally gotten their wish.
The new roadster, currently dubbed the Z2, will weigh just over 2,500 pounds and be based on the current MINI Cooper Hardtop. Yes, that does mean the Z2 will be front-wheel-drive. But before you cry into your keyboard and electrocute yourself, take solace in the fact that this car should debut for around $30,000, nearly $20,000 less than the current RWD Z4.
Powertrains haven’t been confirmed yet, but the Z2 could feature an assortment of three and four-cylinder engines from BMW’s modular series. Power will likely start at around 160 horsepower, with higher trim levels reaching 230 hp. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for an M version, which could have 300 hp and AWD.