FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE:- SATELLITE NAVIGATION, MOTOROLA TIMEPORT TELEPHONE, SPORTS SEATS WITH ELECTRIC SEAT ADJUSTMENT, METALLIC PAINT, LEATHER INTERIOR, HARDTOP, TONNEAU COVER, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, CENTRAL LOCKING, ALLOY WHEELS, CD CHANGER, ELECTRIC MIRROR ADJUSTMENT, HARDTOP STAND AND CAR COVER. ADDITIONAL FITMENT OF RAC TRACKSTAR, ALPINA SUSPENSION.
Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this very attractive Z8, in an iconic colour scheme. The BMW Z8 (E52) roadster was produced between 1999 and 2003 in very small numbers. Originally designed by Henrik Fisker, as an homage to Albrecht von Goertz ‘s wonderful BMW 503 and 507’s of the 1950’s.
The Z8 was produced almost unchanged from the Z07 concept show car that had caused a sensation when shown by BMW at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show.
The side-mounted turn indicators were integrated into the side vents in a fashion that rendered them invisible until activated. The vintage simplicity of the interior was preserved by hiding the modern equipment under retracting panels. Complex compound curves were preserved through the use of an expensive MIG-welded aluminium space frame. The Z8's spaceframe was produced in the Dingolfing BMW plant and the car was hand-finished in Munich. The tail lights and indicators are powered by neon tubes that offer quicker activation than standard lightbulbs and are expected to last for the life of the vehicle. Due to the limited volume of Z8 production, all elements of the car were constructed or finished by hand.
The Z8 uses a 4941 cc 32-valve V8, that developed 400 HP (300 kW) and 500 Nm (370 lb/ft) torque. This engine, known internally as the S62, was built by the BMW Motorsport subsidiary and was shared with the E39 M5. The engine was located behind the front axle in order to provide the car with 50/50 weight distribution. The factory claimed a 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) time of 4.7 seconds; magazine road tests actually recorded 0 – 62 times of 4.2 seconds!
Our car is a European-supplied car, complete with its spare keys, leather handbook wallet, BMW Audiophile Demonstration disc and portable telephone. The Z8 received a service at H.R Owen BMW in May 2018 at 7,885 miles, which cost over £2,000. It also received an Alpina suspension upgrade and new CD changer unit at BMW Niederlassung Dortmund in June 2018 at 8,465 miles, at a cost of 6,000 EU. The original BMW suspension is also supplied with the Z8. Built in limited numbers, Z8 roadsters are becoming increasingly difficult to find with low mileage, and Hexagon are extremely privileged to offer this stunning car. A great investment for the future without question, this low mileage Z8 is ready to be enjoyed.
Available to view at our London showrooms.
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