2008 BMW Z0 Concept Design by Andrei Avarvarii review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 7 July 2008 , 09:07:56 byVeronica

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BMW Z0 Concept Design by Andrei Avarvarii

The BMW Z0 project is a sports car for the next ten years. The model was designed on the outside by Romanian Andrei Avarvarii and on the inside by Adrian Vasiliu. For a lot of years, the secret to performance was the power to weight ratio and not just power. A lot of manufacturers these days concentrate only on power and forgot the rest. Here is where power doe not mean everything with the BMW Z0. This model is intended to be the smallest sports car produced by BMW. The 0 signifies that the vehicle is reduced to the essence and it has zero harmful emissions. Under the hood it hides a small 1.6-liter turbo hydrogen capable of generating 200 BHP and 220 Nm of torque. This output is being sent to the wheels through a 6+1 speed manual transmission. The open cockpit offers unfiltered driving pleasure similar to the competition cars. The model features CFRP chassis with GRP and aluminum body parts.

Designed by Romanian fresh industrial design graduates Andrei Avarvarii (exterior design) and Adrian Vasiliu (interior design) the BMW Z0 project is a sports car for the next decade.

The fuel-challenged years ahead are a real threat to the traditional driver™s machine. However we think that, by going back to the roots of the automobile, we were able to create a smart, efficient and environment friendly sports car.

For many years the key to performance was the power to weight ratio and not just power. Manufacturers these days seem to have forgotten that and got absorbed in an absurd competition for power.

The Z0 is the proof that less can be better. As the name suggests the car is intended as the smallest sports car produced by BMW. The “0” number signifies that the vehicle is reduced to the essence and it has zero harmful emissions.

The small 1.6 liter turbo hydrogen engine and the 450 kg kerb weight ensure top performance in an affordable package. Modern, yet nostalgic the Z0 is a tribute to the cars designed for the lucky person behind the wheel. The open cockpit offers unfiltered driving pleasure similar to the competition cars.

SPECS:

• Body: CFRP chassis with GRP and aluminum body parts
• Powertrain Layout: FR
• Estimated kerb weight: 450 kg (992 lbs)
• Length: 4384 mm (172.5 in)
• Width: 1990 mm (78.3 in)
• Heigth: 1130 mm (44.5 in)
• Wheelbase: 2631 mm (103.5)
• Wheel track: 1730 mm (68.1)
• Engine: Hydrogen fueled 1.6 liter DOHC turbo L4
• Power: 200 bhp @ 8000 rpm
• Torque 220 Nm @ 2500-5000 rpm
• Transmission: 6+1 MT
• Suspension: McPherson (front), Multilink (rear)
• Brakes: 350 mm (13.7 in) drilled discs (front), 300 mm (11.8 in) drilled discs (rear)
• Tires: 255/50 ZR19
• 0-100 kmh (0-60 mph): 4s
• Top speed: 220 kmh (136 mph)