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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), the Germany based automaker, has deployed advanced technologies to ensure utmost ride quality and sporty performance ever since its inception. BMW Z2 is the upcoming open air roadster, which will challenge roadsters, such as Mazda MX-5 in the D+ segment. In the attractive version of Z4 convertible, roadster's rounded bodyline and angular features will appeal to the enthusiasts who crave for convertibles. With several design revisions in the all-new BMW Z2, the car has now become sportier and more appealing.
BMW Z2 shares technical platform with the next generation Z4, which is low-end variant of Z2. The affordable yet fast BMW is lighter in comparison to Z2 and features active steering, dual clutch transmission and dynamic adjustable dampers. BMW Z2 targets class-conscious audience with the roadster, in which several features of Z4 are taken off from the convertible. As per BMW officials, BMW Z2 roadster will be followed by a coupe variant.
On the lines of next generation 1 Series, BMW Z2 is built under the Project i umbrella and BMW’s EfficientDynamics program. The roadster is a rear-drive which will be offered in several powertrains. The all-new entry-level roadster, based on the 1 Series, is certainly the most awaited convertible.
Engines & Specifications of BMW Z2
BMW Z2 from Germany based automaker is powered by advanced four-cylinder engines of 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre capacity. These capable turbocharged four-cylinder units have capacity to generate power ranging between 136 hp and 245 hp. Furthermore, there are reports that roadster will be equipped with a hybrid engine.
Performance of BMW Z2
BMW Z2 roadster will be loaded with a modern engine, smooth transmission system and latest technologies to deliver streamlined on-road performance. Engineered for enhancing performance, BMW Z2 also features an active front spoiler that automatically adjusts for maximising fuel economy and provides additional downforce at high speeds for stability. The powerful engine has an excellent acceleration that can enable car race from 0 to 100 kmph in 7 seconds. The anticipated top speed of BMW Z2 is 240 kmph.
Exterior, Interior & Safety Features of BMW Z2
BMW Z2 has contrasting exteriors resembling to next generation 1 Series, with manually operated soft top fabric roof being chief highlight. On exterior measurements criterion, Z2 roadster is 10 inches short in comparison to its convertible sibling, BMW Z4.
Identical to BMW Z4, plush interiors of the car are designed with precision and decorated using premium quality material. There are several comfort, convenience and safety arrangements in the new generation convertible. Air conditioner with climate control features, remote central locking, power windows, rake/reach steering adjustment and dash integrated music system will be some of the noteworthy arrangements within BMW Z2.
BMW Z2 will be loaded with safety features like airbags, traction control, parking sensors and fog lamps. Moreover, active safety arrangements of BMW Z2 include anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and electronic stability program.
|Price||Rs. 42 lakhs to Rs 46 lakhs|
1.6-litre and 2.0-litre capacity turbo charged
Power output: 136 to 245 hp
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