The Engine of the BMW Project – BMW Z1 Is Known

February 19, 2013 at 09:23

In this article we will provide our readers with more information about the BMW Z1 project of the famous German car maker. There is not much said about this car, thus we do not release the articles about it as often as the fans would want it to, however, we are more than sure that the project will be a great success.

BMW Z1 project car

Image of the BMW Z1 project car

Designers and constructors when creating this model used the most extraordinary engineering solutions. Body was a monocoque made out of galvanized hot stamped and the bottom with welded components made out of sheet steel construction of a “sandwich” type. The entire outer skin of the car was bolted to the plastic components. The design unique feature are the unusual doors, which are removed in the threshold of the machine with one click (including motion).

BMW Z1 - 170 Hp car

Photo of the BMW Z1 - 170 Hp car

Roadster is mounted on 170-horsepower 2.5-liter inline six-cylinder engine from the BMW 325i. It was placed behind the front axle. Acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h takes 7.9 seconds and top speed is an impressive 225 km/h. Torque with a five-speed gearbox was transferred to the rear wheels. Chassis with a sports setting consist of the front suspension strut on from BMW 3-series and a brand new, so-called Z-shaped rear suspension. As standard all 4 wheels are fitted with disc brakes.

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