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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
Weight 1660 Kg
Length 4400 mm
Height 1317 mm
Wheelbase 2505 mm
Front Track 1553 mm
Rear Track 1568 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 73 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
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
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 4941 cc
Bore 94 mm
Stroke 89 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 8 IN V
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 32
Compression Ratio 11:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 8J x 18 / 9J x 18
Standard Tyres 245/45 R 18 W / 275/40 R 18 W
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 4.7 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 21.1 l/100km
Road 10.6 l/100km
Mixt 14.5 l/100km

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