SAD END FOR THE Z8

Discussion in '2000 BMW Z8' started by Homero, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. BMW announced today the end of production of Z8. After two years of production only, the Z8 becames a classic car.

    BMW confirmed that the sales of the Z8 never complete the factory expectatives.

    The lastest 100 units of the Z8 will be for sale with a special 20% discount.

    Source: BMW Media Site
     
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    cool, if i had the money.... i'd get somthing else....
    lol
    but if i was VERY rich, i would easily get one, just for the sake of owning one <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
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    This makes me mad
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Homero</i>
    <b>BMW announced today the end of production of Z8. After two years of production only, the Z8 becames a classic car.

    BMW confirmed that the sales of the Z8 never complete the factory expectatives.

    The lastest 100 units of the Z8 will be for sale with a special 20% discount.

    Source: BMW Media Site</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->


    this is sad news. this is a really exotic looking car with pretty decent performance numbers. with a 20% discount, it'll be about $85,000, which is not too bad considering this car's looks, performance and the fact that's so rare.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Where's the link for this info? I've heard that BMW is on target to sell 5K Z8's over the entire production cycle. $85K? Ha, there's a USED 2-year old Z8 at a local dealer here for $109K. They might be $85K in Nebraska...
    Another local dealer has an '02 at MRSP of $130K. Except this one has 589 miles on it already.
     
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    A sad end of production for a truely beutiful and classic auto.
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/sad.gif"></A> <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/sad.gif"></A> <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
    Are you sure? the BMW site didnt say anything about it they seem to be still selling them... how do you know z8 has stopped being made?
     
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    Two Successful BMW Cars Bid Farewell To The Sports Car World: Production Of Z8 and M5 Soon To Be Discontinued

    The immensely successful career of two sophisticated and sporty BMW models is gradually drawing to an end. The production of both the classic Z8 Roadster and the high-performance M5 Sedan is shortly to be discontinued. At the end of June 2003 the very last batch of these fascinating cars will leave the manufacturing plants at Munich and Dingolfing.

    During the three years in which it was produced, the exclusive, unlimited short-run series of the BMW Z8 captivated around 5,700 customers worldwide, including the film hero James Bond, his action movie "The World Is Not Enough" bringing worldwide acclaim to this beautiful car. The Z8 also became enormously popular as a collector's car; it now adorns the garages of numerous classic car aficionados.

    At least three and a half times as many BMW M5s were produced at the Dingolfing factory: By the time production ceases, around 20,500 of these vehicles will have been manufactured and sold worldwide, making the M5, which was launched in the autumn of 1998, not only the first of its kind in the high-performance Sedan segment, but also the most successful. It's no surprise that the M5 has won numerous awards. Most recently, Automobile Magazine presented the M5 with Best Sport Sedan/Wagon in the editor's poll, for the fourth consecutive year: "BMW's soul-stirring M5 is...a 155 mph cruise missile dripping in luxury. Turn off the radio, shut down the cell phone, and pay attention. You're about to go for the ride of a century."

    While 2,100 of the first generation M5s were hand-built between 1984 and 1987, the second generation was able to continue the success story with 12,000 vehicles manufactured from 1988 to 1995. Thanks mainly to the integration of the current M5 model into series production of the 5 Series at the Dingolfing plant, it was possible for the very first time to produce more than 20,000 units of this fascinating car.

    Same power unit, varying concepts

    As well as having the same sporting characteristics, the M5 and the Z8 have one other special thing in common - they both have the same power unit. Their identical 5-liter, high-revving V8 engine developed by BMW delivers an impressive 394 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. If you shift through the six-speed manual gearbox quickly, the M5 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds. Being built almost entirely of aluminum, the slightly lighter Z8 does this classic sprint in a mere 4.7 seconds.

    Although both cars are equipped with the same power unit, they do differ greatly in terms of body design and concept. The Z8 presents itself as a fascinating, open two-seater, which was recently awarded the title "Classic Car Of The Future" due to its intelligently reproduced classic ambience. To drive it is to experience that authentic roadster feeling constantly accompanied by the sonorous sound of the V8 engine. It goes without saying that the Z8, currently priced at $132,195, including destination, is equipped as standard with everything needed to experience immensepower and comfort.

    The M5 - "The Businessman's Express" is what a British car magazine said of this car. This is a fitting description of this high-performance Sedan. The fast four-door car behaves just as well on the motorway as it does when tackling the Nürburgring's northern circuit. For $71,095, including destination, customers can purchase a superior sports car that, in addition, offers convincing comfort.
     
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    I was told the other day that a new Z8 will be comming out, does anybody know if this is true and if it is then when will it be commin out?
     
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    I was told the other day that there is going to be a new Z8 comming out, will somebody please tell me if it is true or not?? and if it is then when will it be comming out???
     
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    One of the worlds most rare and exotic cars dies a slow death....
     
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    i will miss it
     
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    I read today in one of the three major auto magazines (Either Road and Track, Motor Trend, or Car & Driver, I forget!) that the redesigned 5-series will include a redesigned M5 with a powerful V10 pumping out 500hp and possibly a bit more. The M5 will be continued.
     
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    IM GLAD ITS GOING OUT OF PRODUCTION ITS A SHIT CAR-HANDELING,LOOKS AND THE PRICE AND THE NEW Z4 LOOKS UGLY TOO.
     
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    That's terrible! I'd have loved to see this in production for another few years, just to see what improvements they'd make.
     
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    such a beutiful car. i will miss it.
     
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    I guess you enjoy being an asshole.
     
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    Ignorance
     
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    Shit, i will miss it.

    I was wondering why they took the Z8 and M5 off the BMW website, i feared this.

    maybe i'll try to buy since its been slashed by 20%, i always wanted 1 but i was waiting a few years they cost £80,000.
     
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