The BMW Z1 roadster was developed
by BMW Technik GmbH. It was a result of the
'Freedom on four wheels'
project and was
intended as a
concept car only.
Correspondingly, it's design
was very unconventional.
When the first prototypes were built, no one
thought that the car would be put into production. The 22nd
July, 1986, was
also the beginning of construction proper. On the 18th December
the CEO decided
to put the Z1 into production.
production was not cost effective to bring about. The success
of the BMW Z1 paved the way for the future of the roadster.
For that reason the Z3 was developed
using the basis
of the 3 series.
In the meantime almost every manufacturer has jumped on
the train and now offers