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BMW Might Not Call Its New Roadster The Z5

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BMW Might Not Call Its New Roadster The Z5

You know that sports car platform BMW is developing along with Toyota? If you, like every normal freaking person on the planet, thought the new BMW roadster was going to be called the Z5, you might be dead wrong. I mean, after all, we had the Z3, then the Z4, so the only logical choice isn’t Z5, right?

If you didn’t follow that logic, it’s okay, because neither did I. Ludwig Willisch, the BMW of North America CEO, said in an interview with AutoGuide that the top secret spots car everyone knows about won’t be called the Z5. When AutoGuide pressured him for a name, he said it would be a Z model, or “probably Z4.”


Calling the new car the BMW Z4 won’t cause any confusion with the current roadster. No, none at all. Did this guy consult with guys at GM who decided on the Chevy Bolt name?

In the end, I don’t care what BMW calls this car. It could be the BMW Isletta, as long as it looks good, handles like a true sports car, and delivers on the much-rumored revolutionary tech.

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Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.

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