This meticulously maintained RARE 2 owner fully serviced 2003 BMW Z8 "Alpina" is #283 out of 555 exquisite and unique Z8's Manufactured by BMW. Complete with all books hard top both keys the coffee table book and a stand for the hard top, this incredible iconic BMW Z8 is offered for sale at the lowest price on the market for an all original no accident clean car fax Alipna.
The Alpina with elements of grand touring intent were evident throughout this final iteration. Instead of the original 6-speed manual and 4.9 L engine featured in original Z8. The Alpina came only with an automatic transmission, utilising a 5-speed BMW Steptronic transmission mated to a 4.8 L Alpina-tuned BMW M62 V8 engine from the Alpina E39 B10 V8 S. In order to complete the car's transition from a sports car to a refined grand tourer, a softer suspension setting was used. The standard Z8's run-flat tires on 18 in wheels were discarded in favor of conventional tires with softer sidewalls mounted on 20 in Alpina wheels. A new softer grade of Nappa leather replaced the Z8's less supple specification, and special Alpina gauges were fitted on the dash board cluster. An Alpina steering wheel with three solid spokes replaced the original, which could not be retrofitted with shift paddles for the automatic transmission. Gear selection was displayed in an Alpina-specific display mounted in front of the steering wheel.
Performance and power output of the Alpina roadster V8 differed from that of the standard car in that the peak power was reduced to 375 hp, while peak torque was raised to 383 lb⋅ft; this torque was available at significantly lower rpm than the original in order to enable more relaxed cruising. Curiously, the electronically limited top speed was officially raised to 161 mph.
Production of the Roadster V8 amounted to 555 units, 450 of which were exported to the U.S. market and only eight to the UK.