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2001 - 2003
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Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sports Car
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built 5703 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details V8
Capacity
302 in3 
Max Power
400 bhp @6600rpm 
Max Torque
369 lb/ft @3800rpm 
Power to Weight
256 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
237 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 81 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
14 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
160 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.0 sec 
0 - 60 mph
4.7 sec 
0 - 100 mph
11.0 sec 
0 - 124 mph
17.8 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
4.1 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
13.2sec @110mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time 8 min 7 sec 
Lateral Accn 0.93 g 
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
173.2 in 
Width
72.0 in 
Height
 
Weight
3494 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 18
9 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 245/45 WR18
275/40 WR18 
Fuel Capacity
16.1 gal 
Pricing (2017)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £150000 - £200000
 
Profile

Famous the world over for it's appearance as James Bond's car in 'The World is Not Enough', the Z8 was acclaimed as BMW's fastest accelerating road car to date.

The Z8 received the M5's mighty 400bhp powerplant enabling it to jump from 0-60mph in just 4.7 seconds and onto a limited top speed of 155mph (an estimated 180mph was the unrestricted maximum). The attractive body housed a variety of electronic gadgetry to aid performance, such as ASR traction control, DSC stability control and even CBC cornering brake control.

Unfortunately these devices proved intrusive and traction was not up to the power of the V8. Coupled with a sky high price of over 85,000 the Z8 proved to be somewhat of a disappointment.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
65% 69% 1% 2
Ranks 546 of 788 Ranks 452 of 788 Ranks 500 of 788 Ranks 506 of 788

Rivals
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(1997 - 2002)


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(1998 - 2006)


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(2009 - date)
 


Mercedes SL55 AMG

(2002 - 2007)


Maserati 4200 Coupe

(2002 - 2006)

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