Pebble Beach hits again, well not really the Councours, as the car makers! Zagato and BMW have united their powers once again, taking advantage of the success with their latest model, Zagato Coupe, which was released 3 months ago, they have oficially revealed the Roadster concept.
The hidden gem, which we posted as a teaser a few days ago, is a Roadster version of the Coupe they previously revealed. And if you think that they simply chopped the roof of the coupe, you couldn't be any more wrong, because the Z4, is a roadster.
Sure it looks a lot like it's sibling, but that's not a bad thing, because some sort of connection and resemblance should be present, so that they could be easily identified, a common thing nowadays.
“Three dimensional” (in Zagato talk) front end with the large air intakes, contoured hood with integral air scoops, the black A-pillars, the sculpted sides and the overall solid stance and minimal overhangs of the concept make for a muscular look.
Compared to the Coupe, the Roadster features a lower-slung rear end and an additional line which, BMW says, “forges a visual connection” between the sill and the rear apron and sets of the car’s rear-end nicely.
Our success in finishing the car in such a short space of time shows what is possible when two successful companies pool their resources. BMW is a high-achieving carmaker boasting a vast well of knowledge and technical capability in this area. When you combine that with our expertise in the creation of micro-series, everything is in place to produce a beautiful model like the BMW Zagato Roadster in double-quick time, says Andrea Zagato.
Being a roadster, the roof is soft top, but don't you worry, because the designers and the engineers have also integrated the double-bubble top design, besides that, they have designed a pair of roll bars for additional protection, something similar to airplanes wings, a feature which will make the Roadster noticeable from the distance.
The color, which in BMW terms, looks like a cloak of liquid metal, changes from light to dark grey, depends on how is lighted.
The main difference in the interior is that instead of the fixed-roof version’s all-black interior, in the Roadster there’s a lot of brown leather starting from the door sills and extending to the top of the dashboard and behind the seats, including the roll-over bars.