P90101473_highResAfter 25 years of its debut, the BMW’s Zagato Roadster are there to compel people stare and still it is the world’s most classic and appealing roadster on the market. A year ago, BMW shared the Zagato concept in different auto shows as 2014 model year and now it become possible for the general public to approach the 2014 BMW Zagato roadster that is available in the market for sale now. The 2014 model year of the Zagato roadster is not different then its predecessors but is a bit more refined, stylish and sleek. BMW offers lots of stunning features to the lovers of Zagato in terms of styling, colors, technology, performance and driving quality. No doubt, the new 2014 BMW Zagato roadster is just a big “WOW” in the segment of roadsters.

Bodywork, Comfort and Dimensions

The 2 door 2 seat 2014 BMW Zagato roadster gets slight changes for the coming year however, notable exterior changes include redesigned and stylish headlamps with LED strip around the dual round headlamps making its look aggressive, new V-spoke design 18 inch wheels, optional Hyper Orange Package that cost you $950, 11 different but stunning paint colors, attractive rear fascia, BMW’s traditional “Kidney” shaped front grille and the overall look of the 2014 BMW Zagato roadster is a blend of muscular shapes and striking sharp lines. BMW offers a “double bubble” roof that immediately changes the roadster to a convertible.

2014 BMW Zagato Roadster

The interior of the car offers ample room for two ensuring comfort, convenience and entertainment. The interior is a blend of black color with orange accents the orange accent is there on the door trims, the dashboard and the center of the seats whereas a bright metal weave strip also moves on the dash to enlighten it. Other interior features include 11 speaker sound system, bespoke Alcantara finishes and run flat tires. The highly admiring ConnectedDrive Package is also offered that features real world traffic navigation system, internet access, entertainment services, advanced collision notification, front and rear park distance control and accident severity detection. This system will also allow the driver to link their iPhone with it to receive internet radio stations that enable you to access Facebook and Twitter posts via navigation screen or can read aloud, though the later idea is not impressive but is good when you are alone in the car.

Under The Hood

The 2014 BMW Zagato roadster is available in three trims, the sDrive28i, sDrive35i and sDrive35is. The 28i employs either a 2.0 liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that generates 240 horsepower and 260 lb ft of torque that is mated with a six speed manual transmission. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds with an EPA estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg city and 34 mpg highway whereas it increases to 24 mpg city and 33 mpg highway with eight speed automatic transmission.

The sDrive35i employs 3.0 liter Twin-power in-line 6 cylinder that generates 300 horsepower and 300 lb ft of torque and is mated with standard six speed manual transmission. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds with an EPA rated fuel economy of 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway and 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway with 7 speed DCT.

The same engine delivers 335 horsepower and 332 lb ft of torque that mates with standard 7-speed DCT. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds with similar EPA mileage rates.

Safety Features

The 2014 BMW Zagato roadster is equipped with some high tech safety features including Advanced collision notification, accident severity detection, front and rear sensors for Park Distance control, traction and stability control.

Pricing and Availability

The 2014 BMW Zagato roadster comes at a base price of $65,695 and is available for sale now.

Competitors

The key rivals of the 2014 BMW Zagato roadster remained the same such as the Audi TT and Nissan Nismo 370Z roadster.

Pros

  • 11 new exterior color choices
  • Three engine choices
  • New high tech packages

Cons

  • Not offered in the US

The Verdict

The 2014 BMW Zagato roadster is a pretty impressive car that offers a number of engaging and convenience packages to ensure a quality ride. At a low price you can get the same performance, charm and classy appeal like the Nissan Nismo 370Z roadster.

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