BMW Z8: The Top Selling BMW Version
BMW Z8 is a classic roadster that was produced in the year 1999 and later discontinued in the year 2003. The car was given the codename E52, and much like the Z1, it was short-lived.
1999 Z8 was the production variant of the Z07 concept car, which was designed by Chris Bangle and his team. The interior was designed by Michael Ninic and exterior by Henrik Fisker. Z8 was introduced at the Frankfurt auto show and offered same cues present in 507 like the twin-kidney grille,sloping hood, striking leather interior, and distinctive vents.
The concept model Z07 had created a sensation at the 1997 Tokyo Auto Show. The company managed to produce Z8 in very limited numbers; there were only 5,703 units built in its lifetime.
It possessed all the ingredients such as superior performance, rarity, and outstanding design, but it was never produced as a mass scale due to lack of demand in the segment.
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Technical Characteristics of BMW Z8
Technical Characteristics of 1999 BMW Z8 E52 produced by BMW (DE).
|Body Type||Drop-head coupe (cabriolet; convertible) 2 doors / 2 seats|
|Front Track||1553 mm|
|Rear Track||1568 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||73 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Rear wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion VPAS|
|Fuel Supply System||n/a|
|Max Power||400HP (294 kW) @ 6600 rpm|
|Max Torque||500Nm @ 3800 rpm|
|CO2 Emissions||349 g/Km|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Cylinders||8 IN V|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Wheels||8J x 18 / 9J x 18|
|Standard Tyres||245/45 R 18 W / 275/40 R 18 W|
|Number of gears||6|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||4.7 seconds|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|