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      08-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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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.


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A preview image of the BMW Zagato Concept to debut this weekend is below. It looks to be a roadster convertible version of the Zagato Coupe unveiled in May.


Teaser of the Zagato Roadster Concept to be revealed at 2012 Pebble Beach Course

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Compare to the Zagato Coupe Concept revealed in May

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      08-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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Good. It looked kind of weird as a coupe.

I think this is going to look amazing.
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I prefer the coupe.
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I hope this is the bases for the upcoming [RWD] Z3...
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I hope this is the bases for the upcoming [RWD] Z3...
i hope so too
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I wonder if it'll be a hardtop or a soft top.
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I wonder if it'll be a hardtop or a soft top.
My hopes are for a hardtop. I feel like any car that has cloth now belongs in like 2001 and i feel that the car flows better with a hard top.
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If this is the Z3 it will be back to basics, so soft.

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It all comes down to weight Nick.




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I also prefer the coupe ~
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I would love to attend to see the M8 ... always will love the aesthetics



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If this is the Z3 it will be back to basics, so soft.
It's not the Z3. This is based off of the existing E89 Z4.
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And so might the Z3 be built off such a shortened platform.

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the zagato coupe kinda looks like a pontiac
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i don't like the flared nostrils.
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Finally a new BMW without the ugly hood cutoff !!

I am really finding that hoodline cut to be more and more ugly as time goes by.
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My hopes are for a hardtop. I feel like any car that has cloth now belongs in like 2001 and i feel that the car flows better with a hard top.
There's already the current Z4 roadster for people wanting a retractable hard top. If a smaller Z2 or Z3 roadster does materialize, it will be positioned below the Z4 and possibly follow a "back to basics" approach, so expect a soft top.
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Not sure the point of these concepts, other than looking good. Perhaps they may be contemplating a limited run, priced above the Z4.
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I've tried to save the picture and highlight it as well as I could but the way they made the picture, is so I can be lightened up, but not in the areas they don't want us to see if that makes any sense.. Otherwise I would've posted the pictures.
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