Originally Posted by US///M3
Regardless of his motivations,you must agree BMW doesnt build 3klb cars anymore. Porsche,GM,Mazda ... still do.
I think the problem BMW faces trying to build a 3,000-ish lb. car today is the lack of a suitable platform. BMW doesn't have a sports car model or chassis -- all their M cars start as 4 seaters. Had the current Z4 been offered as a fixed hardtop like the last model, they'd at least have a starting point though they'd have to do a lot of work to keep the weight down that low.