We never got our hands on the BMW Z8 (pictured below) because it was never made in RHD configuration and to be honest, there is really not much talk of the new BMW Z9 making its way to Australia, but we can at least dream. Dreams are what make car companies realize potential! The Z8 was powered by a 4.9 L V8, (294 kW and 500 Nm) and went from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds.
BMW is set to preview the car set to take on the Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz SL at the Shanghai Auto Show on the 22nd of April. The new Z9 will be a strict two-seater and feature a front-engine RWD configuration with an optional folding hard-top.
News from around the internet suggest that the Z9 has been spotted in Germany, which reveal a long-nosed roadster with short rear overhangs and M-style vents on the fenders.
So far the information is a little sketchy but we hear that base model is expected to feature the BMW 335i’s rather popular twin-turbo straight six, but we would really love to see a roadster powered by BMW’s engine of the year, the 5.0L V10 from the M5/M6 line or a new 6.3L V12 that BMW have apparently been working on.