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      09-09-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Thumbs up BMW Z10 development continues, according to Automobile Magazine

As featured on Bimmerpost homepage.

Despite earlier rumors of its demise, development of the BMW Z10 continues according to Automobile Magazine. According to the latest rumors, this potential "halo" BMW sports car will be a mid-engined supercar and feature the latest efficient technologies BMW has to offer, including:
  • ample use of lightweight materials : carbon fiber and aluminum structure and magnesium chassis parts
  • being engineered as a coupe and roadster form, both in 2+2 arrangement with more interior room than a Porsche 911
  • target weight of approximately 3300 pounds
  • Potential engines:
    • 3.0L twin-turbo straight six cylinder engine outputting 450hp / 350lb-ft torque (uprated version of the engine that will power the next generation M3)
    • twin-turbo V6 engine
  • 8 speed DCT transmission
  • integrated AC motor/generator and lithium-ion batteries
  • thermal-management system to improve overall performance efficiency by preheating lubricants with exhaust gas and restricting internal airflow
  • active control of ride height, spoilers, and aero components for maximum aerodynamics
  • approximate cost: $110,000
  • release date: late 2014 / early 2015
Of course, all this is yet to be confirmed, but we're certainly excited about even the mere prospects of a Z10!

Automobile Magazine's impression of what the Z10 may resemble:

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