Rumors: Teaser—BMW Zagato Roadster Concept

By Doran Dal Pra

August 16, 2012

The interwebs have been buzzing with the news that BMW and Italian design house Zagato will be revealing a new concept vehicle at this year's Pebble Beach Concours. Now, courtesy of BMW, we have a clear(ish) picture of what the buzz was about. The company has released an official teaser photo of the BMW Zagato Roadster Concept. The Roadster is a roofless version of the stunning Coupe Concept BMW and Zagato unveiled back in May.

Details are scarce on the Roadster, but if it's anything like the Coupe Concept, it'll look like a Z4 that's been given a gorgeous makeover by the automotive artisans at Zagato, and will remain relatively stock under the skin. Stay alert because BMW is reportedly releasing the juicy details on the Roadster later this week.

Please read on for BMW's very brief press release. 

Updated BMW 7 Series makes North American debut among other highlights at 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 15, 2012 … BMW will be highly visible this weekend at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours, Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and Legends of the Autobahn. Making its world debut late in the week will be a new BMW Zagato concept, the second collaboration between these two legendary car companies. The new 2013 BMW 7 Series will make its North American debut with a special highlight on the new 540-hp BMW ALPINA B7 supersedan. Other product highlights include the stunning new BMW 650i Gran Coupe and, in honor of 2012 being the 40th anniversary of BMW M, the all-new BMW M5 and M6.

BMW activity at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion will not be limited to its display in the paddock but will also include three vintage race cars participating in the Reunion, including the 1986 BMW-March GTP, the 1980 BMW M1 Procar as well as the 1975 BMW 3.5 CSL like the one that won the 12-Hours of Sebring that year. The 3.5 CSL will be piloted by BMW of North America President and CEO, Ludwig Willisch. Please stop by the paddock and say “Hello.”

BMW M will be a focus at Legends of the Autobahn. In addition to the new M5 Sedan and M6 Coupe, the legendary M8 Prototype, which never saw production and has never been shown in North America, will also be featured Friday. The mid-engine BMW M1, the very first BMW M supercar from 1979, will also be seen out and about this weekend.

Details about and images of the newest BMW Zagato collaboration will be available closer to the weekend.