BMW Z4 Successor Will Have Inline 6-cylinder engine - Report

The amount of rumors going back and forth about the upcoming roadster from BMW is too high. After telling us about a joint-developed roadster created by BMW and Toyota and getting us all worried that we won’t get the traditional Bimmer values inside it, an official finally put us out of our misery and let us know that things won’t go too far.
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Speaking with Motoring, BMW Corporate and Governmental Affairs spokesman, Kai Lichte, confirmed that the new BMW Roadster will be using a traditional inline 6-cylinder engine, as God himself intended it to:

"The first car you will see on this platform of the sports car will be a classic six-cylinder BMW. First of all, we will have the six-cylinder engine that's for sure. Everything else will be – might be – later."

Those secondary engines could include the fables hybrids we’ve been talking about, looking to make sense of why BMW would need Toyota to develop the new roadster.

However, the same official shed some light into this matter as well, saying that the segment in which the Z4 is selling is dropping constantly and consistently. In order to save the model and still keep things profitable, a joint-developed platform was used that would profit both companies.

Excluding the chances that the new roadster will use an engine from Toyota it’s most likely that the Z4 (or whatever the name of the new car will be) will be using the new B58 engine that is rumored to have around 330 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque which, in conjunction with the weight saving tech that will be used, should make things rather interesting.
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