According to a recent report, BMW is planning to revive their Z lineup with a series of new sports car.

According to a recent report, BMW is planning to revive their Z lineup with a series of new sports car.

While we've already heard plenty about the jointly-developed Z5, Motor.es is reporting the company is also developing an entry-level Z1 Coupe and Roadster. Little is known about the models but the website says they will ride on the front-wheel drive UKL1 platform and be offered with three- and four-cylinder engines.

BMW is also rumored to be working on a new Z3 which will reportedly be positioned as a Porsche Boxster / Cayman competitor. The car is slated to have three-, four- and six-cylinder engines as well as a new platform that will be shared with the next-generation Toyota 86.

Last but not least, the Z5 is rumored to have a carbon fiber chassis and a modern design that incorporates "a huge hood" and elongated headlights. The report goes on to say the coupe will be a proper 2+2 seater, while the convertible will adopt a retractable soft top.

We're taking everything with a grain of salt but Z5 engine options will reportedly include a four-cylinder with approximately 270 PS (198 kW), a six-cylinder with 400+ PS (294+ kW) and possibly a hybridized M variant with up to 500 PS (367 kW).

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