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2002 BMW Z8 Supercharged Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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Not old, but already classic - BMW Z8 | Drive it!
The BMW Z8 made its debut in 1999 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and by 2003
aficionados had already voted it a "classic car of the future". The design
recalls the sleek lines of the 1955 BMW 507.
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BMW Z8 with Alpina rims @ City Centre Düsseldorf [Autogespot - Carspotting]
BMW Z8 with Alpina rims @ City Centre Düsseldorf [Autogespot -
The BMW Z8 was a roadster car produced by German automaker BMW from
2000-2003. It was given the E52 BMW model code.
The Z8 was the production variant of the 1997 Z07 concept car, which was
designed by Henrik Fisker at BMW's DesignworksUSA in Southern California.
The Z07 originally was designed as a styling exercise intended to evoke and
celebrate the 1956-'59 BMW 507. The Z07 caused a sensation at the '97 Tokyo
Auto Show. The overwhelming popularity of the concept spurred BMW's
decision to produce a limited production model called the Z8. There were
5,703 Z8s built, approximately half of which were exported to the U.S.
From concept to production
The original Z07 had been designed with production in mind. As a result,
practical and regulatory considerations necessitated very few changes for
the production model. Nevertheless, the windshield of the Z8 was extended
upward, and a larger front airdam was fitted. Both changes were implemented
to provide aerodynamic stability and a reasonably placid cockpit
environment. The four-spoke steering wheel of the concept car was replaced
by a three spoke design. The hardtop was changed from a double-bubble form
with a tapering faring to a single dome with a truncated convex backside.
The concept's exotic driver's side helmet fairing was eliminated to allow
easy operation of the power soft top.
Despite these changes, the Z8 remained extremely faithful to the concept
car. The side-mounted turn indicators were integrated into the side vents
in a fashion that rendered them invisible until activated. The vintage
simplicity of the interior was preserved by hiding the modern equipment
under retracting panels. Complex compound curves were preserved through the
use of an expensive MIG-welded aluminum space frame. The Z8 even retained
the concept's five-spoke wheel design, albeit without the race-style center
The $128,000 car had an all aluminum chassis and body and used a 4.9 L
(4941 cc) 32-valve V8, that developed 400 hp (300 kW) and 500 N·m (370
ft·lbf) torque. This engine, known internally as the S62, was built by the
BMW Motorsport subsidiary and was shared with the E39 M5. The engine was
located behind the front axle in order to provide the car with 50/50 weight
distribution. The factory claimed a 0--100 km/h (0--62 mph) time of 4.7
seconds; Motor Trend magazine achieved 0--96 km/h (0--60 mph) in 4.2
seconds. Road and Track measured the car's lateral grip at .92. Car and
Driver magazine also tested the car and found that it outperformed the
contemporary benchmark Ferrari 360 Modena in three important performance
categories: acceleration, handling, and braking. As with most BMW products,
its top speed was electronically limited to 155.4 mph (250 km/h); the car's
maximum top speed with an unlocked chip was 186 mph (299 km/h)[citation
The Z8 included an innovative use of neon exterior lighting. The tail
lights and turn indicators are powered by neon tubes that offer quicker
activation than standard lightbulbs and are expected to last for the life
of the vehicle.
Every Z8 was shipped with a color-matching metal hardtop with rear
defroster. Unlike many accessory hardtops, which are provided for practical
rather than stylistic considerations, the Z8 hardtop was designed from the
outset to complement the lines of the roadster.
In order to keep the interior uncluttered, a number of convenience
functions were integrated into multifunction controls. For example, the
power windows and mirrors were controlled by a single instrument. Also, the
center-mounted instrument cluster was canted slightly toward the driver.
The displacement of these gauges to the middle of the dash was intended to
offer an unimpeded view of the hood and the road ahead.
In order to promote the Z8 to collectors and reinforce media speculation
about the Z8's "instant classic" potential, BMW promised that a 50-year
stockpile of spare parts would be maintained in order to support the Z8
fleet. Due to the limited volume of Z8 production, all elements of the car
were constructed or finished by hand, thereby compounding the importance of
ongoing manufacturer support for the type. The price point and production
process allowed BMW to offer custom options to interested buyers. A
significant number of Z8s with nonstandard paint and interior treatments
were produced over the course of the four-year production run by BMW
Individual, a division of BMW AG.
As a Bond car
The car was featured in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough
and in the games James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire and 007 Racing. In the
film, it was sliced in half by a helicopter equipped with tree-cutting saws
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A very low mileage example that has been used as a show piece in BMW
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need of paint correction to remove the swirl marks.
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► The BMW i8 Production
BMW i8 deliveries to customers starting in June.
Plug-in hybrid system developed and produced by the BMW Group represents
the latest development stage of Efficient Dynamics; debut for
three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower turbo technology, displacement: 1.5 litres,
output: 170 kW/231 hp, maximum torque: 320 Nm (236 lb-ft); power sent
to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox; model-specific hybrid
synchronous electric motor, output: 96 kW/131 hp, maximum torque: 250 Nm
(184 lb-ft); power channelled through the front wheels via a two-stage
automatic transmission; lithium-ion high-voltage battery with liquid
cooling and usable capacity of 5 kWh.
Combination of BMW TwinPower turbo and
BMW eDrive technology plus intelligent energy management produce system
output of 266 kW/362 hp (max. torque: 570 Nm / 420 lb-ft) and give the
BMW i8 the performance characteristics of a pure-bred sports car (0 --
100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.4 seconds) combined with fuel economy and
emissions figures more familiar from a small car (EU fuel consumption:
2.5 litres per 100 km / 113 mpg imp); "glued-to-the-road" AWD driving
experience with torque distribution geared towards optimised dynamics.
Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose
from five driving modes; range of up to 35 kilometres (22 miles) on
electric power alone and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph); COMFORT mode
offers optimum balance between dynamics and efficiency; combined range in
everyday conditions: over 500 kilometres (310 miles); SPORT mode with
ultra-intense Boost function
provided by the electric motor; ECO PRO mode can be used in both
all-electric mode and hybrid mode.
Sophisticated chassis technology featuring a double-wishbone front axle and
a five-link rear axle; Electric Power Steering; Dynamic Damper Control
comes as standard; 20-inch light-alloy wheels are standard, carbon wheels
Emotion-led visual impression based around established BMW i design
language; classical sports car proportions and fresh interpretation of BMW
design features; doors open upwards like wings; clean lines, plus surface
design (external and internal) based on the layering principle; full-LED
headlights as standard, innovative laser headlights -- unique worldwide --
available as an option.
Intelligent lightweight construction with elements including a CFRP
passenger cell, doors with a CFRP-aluminium structure, an instrument panel
with magnesium support, an aluminium chassis and a partition between the
passenger compartment and boot made from thin glass; comprehensive safety
concept and an ultra-torsionally stiff passenger cell.
Extensive standard equipment includes the Navigation system Professional
with proactive drive system for all-electric driving, fully-digital
instrument display, BMW iDrive with freestanding Control Display and
leather sports seats; choice of four exterior paint finishes and four
interior equipment variants.
Wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive features: Park Distance Control, cruise
control system with braking function, rain sensor and Intelligent Emergency
Call function as standard; optional driver assistance package with High
Beam Assistant, a rear view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info
including No Passing Info display, and Collision Warning with pedestrian
recognition and braking function; also available are the Head-Up Display,
BMW Online Entertainment, Concierge Services, Real Time Traffic
Information and mobility services developed specifically for BMW i, e.g.
intermodal route guidance.
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Bmw Z8 Showcase
Introduced at the 1999 Frankfurt Auto Show, the BMW Z8 sports car was the
company's conception of what its famous 507 roadster would have been if
built past the 1950s. Stylistically, it offered many of the same cues, such
as a long, sloping hood with round headlight blisters, twin-kidney grille,
distinctive vents aft of the front wheels and a striking leather interior
with a simplistic layout.
Not all was retro, though. The Z8's aluminum space frame was draped with
aluminum body panels, and hidden from view was BMW's typical front
strut/rear multilink suspension arrangement. For power, the Z8 relied on
the same engine used for the third-generation M5 sedan.
The BMW Z8 was always intended to be a "halo" car, designed to draw
attention to BMW and lead to increased sales of other BMW vehicles. BMW
produced it for just four years with an annual production rate of about
1,500 cars. Naturally, Z8 ownership is an exclusive club. Given that the
507 is coveted by collectors and a good one can fetch more than half a
million dollars, a similar future might be in store for the Z8.