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      05-25-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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BMW has just debuted the BMW Zagato Coupe [full details and gallery] at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy.

BMW may be based in Bavaria, but some of its notable designs flowed from the hands of Italian designers who were responsible for the looks of the BMW 3200 Michelotti Vignale (1959), BMW 700 (1959), BMW 3200 CS Bertone (1962) and BMW M1 (1978).

The videos below show the process and results of the design collaboration between BMW and the Italian designers at Zagato.









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SEXXXXXXXXXXX, omg this thing is beautiful!
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I don't get it. If BMW wants to make a very exclusive coupe, why not make the Vision Connective Drive? I mean, that car is really beautiful.
This car, however, is more like that concept from 2000. I forgot that concept's name... Aha! The front is like that CS concept, which I don't really like. The rear is just... Weird. I can see some Z4's elements in it, but something is just not right. Oh well, all I want to say is I don't feel like this car is a BMW. It's more like some other company tries to copy BMW's design language and turns out to be really weird.
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I don't get it. If BMW wants to make a very exclusive coupe, why not make the Vision Connective Drive? I mean, that car is really beautiful.
This car, however, is more like that concept from 2000. I forgot that concept's name... Aha! The front is like that CS concept, which I don't really like. The rear is just... Weird. I can see some Z4's elements in it, but something is just not right. Oh well, all I want to say is I don't feel like this car is a BMW. It's more like some other company tries to copy BMW's design language and turns out to be really weird.
Who said they were making this? It's just a one off for designing and image sake.
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Who said they were making this? It's just a one off for designing and image sake.
Oh, never mind then. If it is really just a design study. Just in the video they keep saying "Exclusive Coupe", "Hand made" and blah blah blah. Of course it is hand made then. Duh...
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I don't get it. If BMW wants to make a very exclusive coupe, why not make the Vision Connective Drive? I mean, that car is really beautiful.
This car, however, is more like that concept from 2000. I forgot that concept's name... Aha! The front is like that CS concept, which I don't really like. The rear is just... Weird. I can see some Z4's elements in it, but something is just not right. Oh well, all I want to say is I don't feel like this car is a BMW. It's more like some other company tries to copy BMW's design language and turns out to be really weird.
Well, it was designed in conjunction with the Zagato design studio, which is why there are design elements not common to your average BMW.
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Not too crazy about it. Looks like a Z4 to me.
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Not feeling the rear end at all.
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Not too crazy about it. Looks like a Z4 to me.
That's because it's based on the z4
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Outstanding, my wish list just got longer. BTW, I find the nay sayers stuck in the past.
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Beautiful. Perhaps the concept will make it to production some day.
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looks pretty sweet!
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The question is not "Why?" but "When?"

When is BMW going to get their heads out of their asses and make a real E89 Coupé? Zagato's made their modern interpretation of it (although after looking at the pics and vids there is still a lot left to be desired) and kudos for the attempt.

In the end I'm glad I still have the original Z4 Coupé.
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They make it seem revolutionary but to me it just seems that with few tweaks the final designs will land this car as the current z4 coupé.
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I'm sorry but this is sooooooo beautiful.
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very different lines not seen on a bmw -
gorgeous.

my only gripe with the video
is the front plate - block'n the curves.

the candy paint looks excellent.
nice to see bmw collaborate creatively with others.
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SEXXXXXXXXXXX, omg this thing is beautiful!
Beautiful my ASS, it looks like Pontiac solstice from front and lotus from the back. There is nothing new on body from outside!
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Record a video of all their employee saying what you said. Then I will believe you.
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Not getting it.

Looks like a Z4 trying to be a Ferrari.

The Z's in the grill look tacky to me.
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