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Latest model: BMW Z8 2001
BMW Z8 2001The BMW Z8 was a convertible supercar automobile manufactured by BMW from 2000 to 2003. It was given the E52 BMW model code.



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The BMW Z8 originated from a prototype designated Z07, which was developed by Henrik Fisker at BMW's Designworks in Southern California. It was showcased at the Tokyo Auto Show in 1997. The vehicle was originally developed as a look-and-feel exercise to both echo and celebrate the BMW 507 of the 1950s for its 50th birthday.

The overwhelming popularity of the prototype show-car led to the decision to put the vehicle into limited production, to be designated BMW Z8. The vehicle was featured in the James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough in late 1999. It also featured in a number of video games. About 5700 BMW Z8s were built, with about half of them exported to the USA.

The $130000, vehicle had an all aluminum chassis and body and used a 4. 9 L (4941 cc) 32 valve V8, which propelled the car with 400 hp (294 Kw) and 500 Nm. This motor was built by the BMW Motorsport subsidiary, and were also used in the E39 M5. Performance specs touted a 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) time of 4. 7 s, which was later tested at 4. 2 s by Motor Trend magazine. Vehicle and Driver magazine also tested the vehicle and found that it outperformed the benchmark Ferrari 360 Modena in the main three performance categories: acceleration, handling and braking. The BMW Z8 held BMW's production vehicle performance records for several years.