We won’t miss it. For a company that generally knows how to make proper driver’s cars, modern BMW roadsters have rarely hit the mark in terms of driver appeal, performance or desirability. Incredible when you think they’ve had 20 years to get it right. It all started back in 1995, when BMW revealed the Z3 roadster to a wave of apathy. Saddled with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produced a dismal 85kW of power and 168Nm of torque, the Z3 took more than 10 seconds to hit 100kmh. The styling seemed to be apologising for the poor performance.