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      11-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post

The strategy for the Z2 now becomes the Z3 as BMW resort back to the well-received name plate , Z3 will also replace Z4 and resort back to a folding soft-top roof. A Z4 replacement , entitled Z5 will move up one segment yet retain a folding hard top.
Can you clarify something, Scott?

Z1 = compact FWD soft top roadster
Z2 = compact RWD soft top roadster (cancelled)
Z3 = small RWD soft top roadster
Z5 = mid-size RWD hardtop roadster

Is that accurate?

If that's the case, then the Z2 wasn't cancelled per se, correct? It was just rebadged as the Z3, yes?

Also, why aren't these getting an even-numbered designation like all the other coupes? Z2 would be the compact FWD roadster, Z4 would be the small RWD roadster, and Z6 would be the upmarket hardtop roadster? Are you simply worried about diluting the existing Z4 brand?
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