BMW Pondering Z3 Revival

The original Z is going to make a comeback, if we are to trust the latest insider talk we are hearing. If you've missed the first ever roadster in the BMW lineup, or hadn't had the chance to experience it because by the time you got the driver's license the car was done for the day, than you might be in for a treat in the not so distant years to come.

BMWblog, citing a BMW insider, reports that the decision to re-build the Z3 to modern specification can be made without remorse and even without thinking to what would happen to the Z4.

The arrival of the Z3 onto the market, targeted at a different category of customers than the Z4, would allow the latter to move up and search for a more pretentious type of clientele. As for the origins of the new Z3, the debate is just beginning.

It's not clear yet whether BMW is planning a revival of the car itself or just of its name, which is to be fitted onto the product that up until now was known as the Z2. An intricate web of ideas of how and where to best place and use the existing platform that might underpin the Z3 has been created around this subject, so it's a bit hard to make anything out of it for now.

Even if the resurrection of the Z3 becomes a reality, there's no telling when that will happen. The BMW insider we were mentioning earlier says that the new roadster might hit the streets sometime toward the middle of the decade.
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