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Filed under: Concept Cars, Convertible, Europe, BMW, Rumormill, Luxury internet is afire with word that BMW is planning to bring a small convertible concept to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show next month. According to The Age, the car may be our first look at what the company has planned for a sub-Z4 model designed to spar with the Mazda MX-5 and the host of shared-platform convertibles that the Volkswagen army is rumored to be slaving over. A representative from BMW supposedly confirmed that a baby drop top will be the company's star attraction in Geneva this year.

BMW, meanwhile, says that the concept car itself will not go into production, but that some elements of the design may show up in future products down the line. The Age is reporting that the concept will make use of some fairly outrageous design cues, including the retractable doors of the ever-awesome Z1.

Murkier still is what kind of drivetrain will find its way under the concept's hood. This could be a good excuse for BMW to start strutting its new front-wheel-drive bent or even to play around with a compact hybrid set up. Either way, we'll find out in a few short weeks. Thanks for the tip, Mark!

[Source: The Age]Report: BMW readying sub-Z4 Miata fighter for Geneva reveal? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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