BMW Zagato Coupe is truly an ultimate machine


BMW has just rolled out its latest ultimate machine called the BMW Zagato Coupe at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, and this machine is unlike any other in the BMW lineup.  The BMW Zagato Coupe is still a showcar and currently registered as a road car in Germany, which means that it is fully operational, not just a shell for display.

BMW reinvigorating the Zagato Coupe’s design with a tradition of collaboration that goes back to the 1959 BMW 3200 Michelotti Vignale through to the Giugiaro-designed M1 of 1978.  The BMW Zagato Coupe’s body is built entirely by hand, which the aluminium sheet metal was meticulously handcrafted it to give the car its unique and aerodynamic form.  The front fascia of the BMW Zagato Coupé is very wide with strong contour form.  The low front bumper provides an aggressive stance to give a sense of agility and sporty appearance.  This prominent display is also aided with its twin circular headlights, kidney-shaped radiator grille and BMW logo.

BMW has not revealed what powerful engine lies beneath this aluminum body sheet, as the company is currently more concern with its design shape of the BMW Zagato Coupe.  But with current planning to have all its vehicle to have a hybrid powerplant, we can expect this beauty is sporting one under the hood as well.

Update: 5/29/2012

The BMW Zagato Coupe is expected to be powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine that came from the Z4 sDrive35is, however, BMW has pushed the power output from 340 horsepower to 400 horsepower.