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29 Jan 2013

This weekend BMW revealed the roadster version of the beautiful Z4-based Zagato Coupe at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It was developed in only six weeks which is no surprise given that it is almost identical to the fixed-roof counterpart, roof aside. This can only be a good thing as the Zagato Coupe is a very good looking car, meaning that the Roadster is just as nice with that “three dimensional” (according to Zagato) front end with large air intakes, the black A-pillars, contoured bonnet with integral air scoops and the overall solid stance.

If we compare it to the Coupe, the Roadster version of the Zagato adopts a more tapered rear end and an extra line that the German carmaker says “forges a visual connection between the car’s sill and the rear apron”. The Zagato Roadster features a soft top and has a pair of roll bars for additional protection, while the attractive grey paint finish will change its hue to light silver depending on how it is lighted. The roof choice is interesting as the Z4 only comes with the option of a folding hard top.

Inside the cabin it’s pretty much the same deal as seen in the Coupe, with the exception of the brown leather that replaces the previous all-black look. This brown leather was used for covering the door sills, the seat backs, roll-over bars and also the top of the dashboard.

Rumours abound about the Zagato Coupe and Roadster heading into limited production, but BMW has yet to confirm or deny if this is happening.

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