BMW Zagato Coupe

28 May, 2012 12:16pm Jack Rix

BMW and Zagato team up to produce stunning one-off coupe for Villa d'Este

BMW and Italian design house Zagato have teamed up to produce a one-off show car - the BMW Zagato Coupe.

Revealed at the Villa d'Este Concours on the banks of Lake Como, Italy, the Z4 Roadster-based model is the latest in a series of high-profile projects from Zagato, which include the £400,000 Aston Martin V12 Zagato revealed earlier this year.

The swooping bodywork is handrolled from aluminium sheet and cleverly blends the two company's design philosophies. The interior is largely carried over from the Z4, while the twin kidney grille at the front (which uses hundreds of small 'Zs' locked together to create a mesh effect) is unmistakeably BMW. The double-bubble roof, powerful haunches and aerodynamic Kamm-tail rear-end are classic Zagato cues.

Although strictly a one-off, the BMW Zagato Coupe is fully road legal and registered in Germany - it's even undergone high-speed testing. It adheres to all crash regulations and the aerodynamics have been optimed for stability at high speeds.

As for power output, BMW is staying tight-lipped about what's under bonnet, but the 335bhp turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six from the Z4 sDrive35is seems likely.


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The front end and detailing look stunning. Then we come to a rather bland bulbous derriere. And no, I'm not talking about 'er indoors...

At long last - a decent looking Beamer.

Get it in production. Unchanged.

The front and front 3/4 view is stunning. But the rear...oh no no no. It may grow on me but i just don't like hte rear that much.

Why it is splendid in all its superphallicness. The rear even looks like a suction cup.

So close to been the first good looking BMW ever made!

Just need to ditch those god awful lights and grille and be getting there then.

Hahah ajjm65.. too true, nice from the front angle butt ugly from the rear, which is the opposite to most of the women round here.
If this car was a person, it would be a ladyboy, as it doesn't really know what gender it wants to be...

BMW fan here, I don't like it, especially in the back. Lights look like the new ceed and the back is like a failed retro ferrari.

Cool concept though.

Looks fantastic from the front. From the side the front half is fine, though perhaps the grill is just a degree or two too sloped forward. However, from behind the driver it starts going wrong and frankly it has a big, fat, ugly backside.

The back is ugly, is Jagato German for Jaguar?

I admire BMW, in fact I own one myself, however I wish they would stay away from these types of vehicles I don't think they "get it" I think their type of styling is only any good for larger type vehicles and saloons in particular. They always seem to be
ultra expensive, naff like the Z8 and/or awkward looking
like this Zagato Coupe...the ugly bread van 1 series DNA can clearly be seen here,however the little saloon is very cute.

Just my opinion, i'm sure many will like it