2000 BMW Z8


2000 BMW Z8

2000 BMW Z8

The new millennium super roadster: The BMW Z8.
With breathtaking looks and classic proportions, the BMW Z8 was presented the beginning of 2000 as the latest addition to the portfolio of sporting two-seaters. The Z8’s appearance is as equally thrilling as its trendsetting chassis structure, this being a self-supporting aluminium frame called space frame.
This is wrapped in a sleek body shell featuring screw-on components. Under the bonnet there is a high-performance V8 sports motor displacing five litres. Impressive power of 400 bhp is transmitted to the wheels by a six-speed transmission.

In Detail

built atMunich, Germany
price $$128 000 USD
engineAluminum V8
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement4941 cc / 301.5 in³
bore94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke89 mm / 3.5 in
compression11.0:1
power298.3 kw / 400.0 bhp @ 6600 rpm
specific output80.96 bhp per litre
bhp/weight244.65 bhp per tonne
torque500.3 nm / 369.0 ft lbs @ 3800 rpm
redline7000 rpm
body / frameAluminum Body over Aluminum Spaceframe
driven wheelsRWD
front tires245/45ZR-18 Bridgestone Potenza RE040
rear tires275/40ZR-18 Bridgestone Potenza RE040
front brakesVented Discs w/Vacuum Assist, ABS
f brake sizex 343 mm / x 13.5 in
rear brakesVented Discs w/Vacuum Assist, ABS
r brake sizex 328 mm / x 12.9 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18.0 x 9.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionMacPershon Struts w/Lower A-Arms, Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Ba
r suspensionMulti-Link w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Ba
curb weight1635 kg / 3605 lbs
wheelbase2504 mm / 98.6 in
front track1552 mm / 61.1 in
rear track1567 mm / 61.7 in
length4374 mm / 172.2 in
width1831 mm / 72.1 in
height1318 mm / 51.9 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios4.23:1, 2.53:1, 1.67:1, 1.23:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1, :1
final drive3.15:1
top speed~249.4 kph / 155.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.3 seconds
0 – 100 mph~10.5 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~12.8 seconds
drag0.43 Cd

Auction Sales History

2003 BMW Z8 WBAEJ13483AH62031 – sold for $209,000

Originally sold in Connecticut in 2003, this incredibly well presented example of BMW’s retro-inspired flagship is finished in the attractive combination of Titan Silber Metallic over a black leather interior. With fewer than 13,000 original miles, this well maintained and cared for example is in very good condition throughout. The smart aluminum bodywork present beautifully, and the attractive 507-inspired interior is in similarly excellent condition, with its luxuriant black hides showing minimal wear.

Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
2000 BMW Z8

2000 BMW Z8 – sold for $143,000

MW’s sensational Z8 roadster stands as a modern icon of BMW design and sophistication. With a 396hp M V8, 6-speed transmission, M Motorsport suspension, all-aluminum chassis and body, factory removable aluminum hardtop, wild neon and xenon exterior lighting and 507 derived styling. This package is as thrilling to drive as it is memorable to look at. Other notable features include standard heated seats, GPS navigation, all Nappa leather upholstery, color-matched interior trim, dynamic stability control, and four SRS airbags. This low-mile car is one of the just 135 cars built during the entirety of Z8 production finished from the factory in Topaz Blue Metallic with black interior. It is presented in excellent, near-showroom condition and comes with excellent service documentation as well as a spotless CARFAX report showing no accident history. Original MSRP when this car was sold new at BMW of Seattle was $130,745.

Auction Source: 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

2000 BMW Z8

2001 BMW Z8 ROADSTER – sold for €102,608

The car presented, which is metallic silver grey with a black interior and black hood, has a grey hard top with a cover and support. It comes with the owner’s documents and a BMW DVD case for the on-board guide system.
The Service Heft (servicing booklet) is stamped up to December 2007, at which time the car had 28,375 km on the clock. Bought in 2009 by Daniel Peeters, who had a distinct taste for BMWs, as it was parked next to a BMW 507 and the BMW 328 in the sale, it had at that time covered 30,000 km and has driven little since. Today, it is a real collector’s car in good condition.

Auction Source: 2011 Salon Rétromobile Aucion by Artcurial