Goodbye Bangle, hello Zagato. While the BMW design ethos may be best known for the aggressive flame-surfacing language, it took a decidedly different approach at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este this weekend when it unveiled the Zagato Coupé concept.

Deduced to be based on the current Z4, the Zagato Coupé was coachbuilt by the famed Milanese design studio into the swoopy Kamm-tailed prototype you see here. Word on the Italian lakeshore is that, along with the new shape, BMW has also increased the coupe's output to 400 horsepower – presumably from the 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight six that produces 340 horsepower in the top-of-the-line Z4 sDrive35is.

But don't take our word for it – watch the video below to listen to the fully functional concept car kick over as Andrea Zagato drives his latest creation from the lawn across the judging booth at Villa d'Este.



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      Tyler
      • 2 Years Ago
      sounds pretty good, nice and throaty. But I gotta say - and I hate to admit it - that the hideous X6 at the end sounded better haha.
      A. W. Lawson
      • 2 Years Ago
      How many Zagatos are we going to see this year?
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beautiful car, but that exhaust is a bit rough/unsophisticated. I have heard bolt-on aftermarket packages on n55 335s sound quite a bit better. Or maybe they really were going for that rough pop/crackle. That clip of the next gen m3 with the DSG box that came out a month or so ago sounded better too. But it's still a beautiful car - not overdone line many of the new BMWs.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      speterjr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now we know where that experimental V6 from the new M3 ended up...
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why the hell did BMW copy Chevy Volt's rear end?
        ACURA23CL
        • 2 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        Ummm...Chevy Volt? Let's give credit where credit's due, shall we? Try Zagato copied Honda's CR-X.
      Kav
      • 2 Years Ago
      Uh, that's too bad, sounds like a honda with a "fart can" exhaust...... missing the S65's throaty wails already......
        mmm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kav
        looks like a sema modded honda too !
      ramairjer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kinda looks like a mini Viper. BMW needs a car like this in their lineup that shakes up their slavish styling languange.
      Soyntgo4it
      • 2 Years Ago
      Opps sorry I seem to have a lot of gas today.. Oopsie ! I had a poopsie!
      Ryan Clark
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is so very ugly.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      Doesn't sound very special at all. A Fiat 500 Abarth sounds cooler than this
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