BMW hasn't ruled out launching a hard top version of the current Z4 sports car, Autoblog can exclusively reveal.

The model – which would follow in the footsteps of the legendary Z3 Coupe nicknamed "The Breadvan" and the brilliant-to-drive previous generation Z4 Coupe – isn't on the product plan just yet, but that doesn't mean it never will be.

"We haven't ruled one out," a spokeswoman told Autoblog. "We never say never with these things. The current Z4 has a folding hard top which has been the main reason we haven't done one.

"However, that doesn't mean there never will be one. I'd certainly like to see one appear in the range – everybody loved the last Z4 Coupe."

We'll take the fact the answer to our question wasn't a no as a positive.

The hard-top version of the Z cars have always been popular with enthusiasts, especially the fire-breathing M versions – and many would love to see a fixed hard top version of the current car.

Just as long as it follows in the new M5's footsteps and gets a smaller engine but with a brace of turbos to make it even faster...