Vehicle Description

This is a limited edition 2003 BMW Roadster V8 (Alpina Z8) of 555 total vehicles worldwide produced for only 1 production year. It is powered by a 4.8 liter V8 producing 375 hp with 383 lb/ft of torque.

Alpina V8 Roadster - With production of the Z8 completed by November 2002, for 2003 the Z8 production was replaced by the Alpina V8 Roadster. The Alpina was a departure from the hard-edged sporting focus of the original car, and elements of the new grand touring intent were evident throughout this final edition. Instead of the original six-speed manual and 4.9 L (S62) engine featured in earlier Z8's, the Alpina came only as an automatic, using a five-speed BMW Steptronic transmission mated to a downgraded 4.8 L Alpina-tuned V8 motor from the Alpina E39 B10 V8 S (M62). In order to complete the car's transition from sports car to boulevardier, relaxed suspension tuning was used. The standard Z8's run-flat tires on 18 in (46 cm) wheels were discarded in favor of conventional tires with softer sidewalls, on 20 in (51 cm) wheels. A new, softer grade of Nappa leather replaced the Z8's less supple specification, and special Alpina gauges were featured on the dash cluster. An Alpina steering wheel with three solid spokes replaced the original, which could not be retrofitted with shift paddles for the automatic. Gear selection was displayed in an Alpina-specific display mounted in front of the wheel.
Performance of the Alpina V8 differed from that of the standard car in that peak power was reduced to 375 hp (280 kW) while peak torque was raised to 383 lb⋅ft (519 N⋅m).

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1056290
  • Price:$210,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Marana, Arizona
  • Year:2003
  • Make:BMW
  • Model:Z8
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan/Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:67000
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • CD Player:Yes
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Custom Stereo:Yes
  • Tinted Windows:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Alarm:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Tilt Wheel:Yes
  • Electronic Ignition:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel Drive