BMW Z1 – the Most Interesting Project

December 5, 2012 at 03:15

Recently we have come across the reviews of the critics on the BMW company, and they are saying that the maturity stage of the company is not doing them much good, because the projects now are not good enough. As the example car magazines pointed out the BMW Z1 project, about which we decided to talk today.

BMW Z1 project

Photo of the BMW Z1 car from the project

BMW Z1 is a two-seat roadster developed by BMW Technik GmbH and produced by it from July 1988 to June 1991. It was one of the most interesting projects of concern. The first copy of «Z1» was shown to the press in 1986, and officially launched in 1987 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The development of the car was carried out for more than three years of internal division of BMW, led by Dr. Ulrich Bez.

BMW cars Z1 concept

Picture of the BMW cars including Z1 concept

In October 1988, following the departure of Ulrich Biz to the company Porsche, project management was transferred to Dr. Klaus Faust. Interest in the new car was so great that the company has received about 5,000 orders before the start of the production. First roadsters Z1, in the manufacture of which a significant portion of manual labor was sent to the clients from January 1989. In this case, the base price of 80,000 DM ensured exclusivity. Modern design of Z1 is overtaking time for several years and is popular even today.

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