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BMW Z8
EngineV eight-cylinder
Displacement4941 cm³
Bore * stroke94 * 89 mm
Engine controlDOHC
Torque365 Nm at 4900 rpm
Performance294 kW (400 HP)
Rated speed6600 rpm
DrivetrainFront engine with rear-wheel drive
TransmissionSix-speed, option sequential
Suspension (in front)McPherson
Suspension (rear)Multilink
BrakesDiscs (ventilated)
Weight1585 kg incl. driver
Max. speed250 km/h
Construction period1999 - 2003
PriceAppox. 118.000 Euro


The Z8: a manual labor-vehicle produced in few numbers. It united BMW's expensive and most modern equipment. The newest state of the technology was an aluminum-frameconstruction with sheets from the same material (space frame procedure). Even the relatively new material carbon fiber was used. The bodywork of such an expensive andrare vehicle should of course not be styled too modernistic, but relate back into the past, in this case to the 507. The finishing touch was provided by the (mostpowerful) eight-cylinder engine of the M5.

The car was designed in California, securing its customers, because California was the main market for this car. The study Z07 was changed slightly as a basis for thestandard approach of the Z8. Reminiscences to other, famous Roadsters were integrated cleverly.








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