You might think that until you realize the Z2 is just a reskinned front wheel drive Mini Roadster. Yes, the Z2 will be a front wheel drive. No, this is not a joke. Apparently one front wheel drive Mini with a BMW badge was not enough.
The Z4 is fairly heavy for a roadster due to its convertible hard top and it is not a lightweight sports car. The Z2 could be exactly that with its soft top but this will not be a roadster with the driving dynamics of the previous generation Z4 and Z3 models. BMW had the chance to produce a real Z3 successor and blew it with yet another slap to enthusiast's faces. If you want to preview what this car drives like, go take a Mini Cooper Roadster for a spin. There is your Z2.