The two-seat passenger car of the sports type, produced by the German company BMW. The production of the roadster with an open body and a soft folding top started in 2002. In 2006, a coupe with a rigid non-folding roof was created on its basis. From 2009 to 2016 the next generation car was produced. It had a rigid folding roof and it was the first car of this type in BMW history. At the end of 2018 the production of the all-new roadster with a soft folding roof began.