Never underestimate what at an automaker can accomplish with a little determination. We spotted the BMW Zagato Roadster sulking on the lawn at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance among the various other concept cars on display in front of the lodge. Built in just six weeks, BMW executed the roadster as an encore to the delectable Zagato Coupe, and the two share plenty of hand-hammered aluminum body panels. There are a few notable differences, however. The roadster boasts a completely unique hindquarters befitting a soft top. We aren't entirely smitten with the blacked-out tail lamp treatment, though the angular exhaust, flowing haunches and sculpted rear deck are straight winners in our book.

A quick stroll around the convertible revealed a number of clever details, including the Z-mesh grille, beautiful two-tone interior and leather-clad roll hoops. Do love. You can take a closer look yourself by jumping into the full gallery above.


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      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mercedes called; they want their pontoon fender creases back..
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't like the blacked out tail section, but an s54 in it and it becomes the Z4m
      Grover
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is that a Merc CLC concept lurking the background in some of these pics? Can we get some close-ups of that?
      Walt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Over styled, in an ugly Hyundai sort of way.
        QCRamAir
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Walt
        The same is certainly true for Ferrari's latest clusterf*cks.
      Maddoxx
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's see... Where to begin... Let's start at the front with the tacky Z lettered grill (no its not cool looking, it looks like kindergarten magnets on a fridge) then the porkly pig looking snout. The wheels are too small for such a fat hog. The black plastic tail lights looks like something A Dodge enthusiast would do with a $25 budget. What happened to sleek designs? This just looks overweight.. The BMW Hogato ladies and gentlemen.
        Dayv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Maddoxx
        That grill is an eyesore, but I doubt they'd put it on a production model.
        J
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Maddoxx
        If anything, the wheel size is something they did right. The hoopty rim fad can't end quick enough.
      QCRamAir
      • 2 Years Ago
      BEAUTIFUL. This is the styling BMW desperately needs.
      Vladymyr Martsinkovs
      • 2 Years Ago
      I honestly prefer the regular bmw z4 design
      carfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      why is this thing even there??? Pebble Beach is not the Beijing or Geneva Auto show...this is a Concours d'Elegance I can imagine what the Germans paid to be there...next we'll see a lexus or a f***ing infiniti prancing on the Pebble Beach lawn...there goes the neighborhood
      Scr
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks old.
      Chris Bangle
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just slap "Z4" labels on it and call it a day.
      chuckgoolsbee
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's the engine? The 2007-09 M Roadster, just like the previous Z3 M's before it was really all about putting the sublime S54 engine into a true sports car. While many people go on looks alone, a true gearhead wants to understand the heart which propels the beauty.
      mrbrian2334
      • 2 Years Ago
      Definitely an improvement over the Zagato coupe but still just a Z4. Meh.
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