How many Z8s were ever manufactured?

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How many Z8s were ever manufactured?

Post by BonBon » Thu 13 Mar, 2008 19:55

How many Z8s were ever manufactured?

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Post by ohrsome » Fri 14 Mar, 2008 16:56

5,703 i believe

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Post by Alfie » Sat 15 Mar, 2008 02:26

ohrsome wrote:5,703 i believe
So common as muck then....?

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Post by ohrsome » Sat 15 Mar, 2008 16:35

Common indeed,

The northeast is swarming with them!

Living in such relatively affluent times I see lots of Astons, Ferraris, Porsche, Lamborghini's and Rolls around but never seen a Z8, which would be cheaper than all of these. Strange. Clearly being LHD put lots of people off.

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Post by Phil » Sat 15 Mar, 2008 21:04

Production numbers – Color variations – Exteriour colors


The following table gives a general idea of the color variations and numbers during the production period of the BMW Z8. Also included in the numbers and colors are the 555 Alpina V8 Roadsters, those on the North American market (450) have a BMW VIN and the remaining 105 on the ECE market have an additional Alpina VIN. Vehicles on the ECE market run from AF77000 to AF80159 (3160), Vehicles for the North American market run from AH60000 to AH62542 (2543).





Exteriour color

Interiour color
Numbers

Titaniumsilver

Black
1895
Titaniumsilver

Crema
16
Titaniumsilver

Sportred / Black 1262
Titaniumsilver
Crema / Black 9
Titaniumsilver
Individual color 0

Total Titaniumsilver 3182

Black Black
667
Black Crema
229
Black Sportred / Black 342
Black Crema / Black 331
Black Individual color 3

Total Black 1572

Topazblue Black
135
Topazblue Crema
138
Topazblue Sportred / Black 8
Topazblue Crema / Black 37
Topazblue Individual color 1

Total Topazblue 319

Red Black
137
Red Crema
62
Red Sportred / Black 77
Red Crema / Black 15
Red Individual color 0

Total Red 291

Stratusgray Black
114
Stratusgray Crema
46
Stratusgray Sportred / Black 12
Stratusgray Crema / Black 23
Stratusgray Individual color 1

Total Stratusgray 196

Individual color Black
0
Individual color Crema
1
Individual color Sportred / Black 0
Individual color Crema / Black 0
Individual color Individual color 123

Total Individual color 124

Two-tone "Individual" Models
Black / Titaniumsilver Light grey 7
Stratusgrey / Ivory Crema 11
Carbonblack / Titanumsilver Light grey 1

Total 5703
Sapphire black/Imola red and black interior/ red roof/ S54 - the only RHD one made.

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Post by BonBon » Sun 16 Mar, 2008 06:52

Thanks - more than I expected

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Post by PhoenixCoupe » Tue 18 Mar, 2008 12:48

The Alpina also has the distinction (?) of being quite possibly the only model they have produced which has a smaller engine and less power than the model it was based on...
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Post by ///M_aniac » Tue 18 Mar, 2008 12:55

PhoenixCoupe wrote:The Alpina also has the distinction (?) of being quite possibly the only model they have produced which has a smaller engine and less power than the model it was based on...
It was also an auto wasn't it? :?
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Post by PhoenixCoupe » Wed 19 Mar, 2008 05:27

It was indeed.
They deduced that the American market would want a cruiser instead of a bruiser, and went for a 4.8 (which interestingly is pretty much identical to BMW's current X5 and 550 models engine) auto as opposed to the M5's 5.0.
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Post by pingu » Wed 19 Mar, 2008 21:14

Included amongst the Alpinas is number 37 which was once owned by Ronan Keating.

I thought he had converted it to RHD, but according to the Alpina Register it's still a left hooker (just like my Smart car :D ).

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/Roadst ... ertible/37
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Post by PhoenixCoupe » Thu 20 Mar, 2008 10:57

That's put me off buying one for good...
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Post by Gimlet » Thu 20 Mar, 2008 14:45

PhoenixCoupe wrote:It was indeed.
They deduced that the American market would want a cruiser instead of a bruiser, and went for a 4.8 (which interestingly is pretty much identical to BMW's current X5 and 550 models engine) auto as opposed to the M5's 5.0.
The 4.8 in the X5 is actually of Alpina design.
BMW bought the rights to the engine from Alpina.

Alpina also do design and development for other manufacturers ...
For example ... The first tiptronic gearshift used by Porsche was developed by Alpina.
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