- One of the 49th sold new in France
- Very well maintained motor car
- A real collector since it came out
The BMW Z8, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1999, followed a concept car, the Z07, which had been presented two years previously at the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of 1997. Their style played the nostalgia card, making an explicit reference to the sublime curves of the BMW 507 from 1956. The Z8 was presented in the form of a roadster with sensual lines, the work of the much discussed house designer Christopher Bangle. It is based on a chassis of the "space frame" type, composed of an aluminium trellis with extruded sections combined with sheet metal cases. Its mechanics, a staggering 5 litre V8 reaching 400 hp at 6,600 rpm and 500 Nm of torque, borrowed from the M5 saloon, took the 1,600 kg to 250 km/h and brought the time taken to get from 0 to 100 km/h to 4.7 s! The front suspension also came from the M5, while the multi-arm rear suspension was closer to that of the contemporary Series 7 saloon. Six-speed manual transmission transferred the power to the rear wheels. The passenger compartment also played on nostalgia, with a dashboard made of composite material painted the same colour as the bodywork, as in the 1950s.This dragster of the road, of which 5,703 units were produced between 2000 and 2003, is a rare and fascinating machine that marked the beginning of the third millennium.
The car presented, sold new by BMW Toulous, is metallic silver Titanium with a full leather Nappa red interior and black hood, it has a silver hard top It comes with the owner's documents, all service records and
the Service Heft (servicing booklet). It shows 83000 km on the clock and it is a third hand and has always been well maintained. Today, it is a real collector's car in good condition.