2003 BMW

Z8 Alpina

--Jet Black with Black leather interior and Black carpeting, Black convertible top, 9,848 miles from new, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, Number 125 of 450 vehicles produced for the United States with 555 manufactured in total.

The BMW Z8 Roadster was inspired by the legendary BMW 507 and is clothed in an all-aluminum bodywork, just as the original 507 was. The Z8 is state of the art engineering and one of the best all-around modern day, limited edition sports cars. This car was acquired new in 2003, has had two owners and has been carefully driven and maintained since.

Standard options include: Front and rear ventilated disc brakes, ABS, Traction control, Stability control, Front side-mounted airbags, Remote vehicle anti-theft system, Engine immobilizer, Daytime running lights, Xenon high intensity headlamps, Headlamp wipers, Speed sensitive wipers, Rear defogger, Removable hard top, Harman/Kardon premium brand stereo system, AM/FM CD, CD-controller stereo, Multi-CD located under seat, 260 watts stereo output, 10 speakers, Diversity antenna, Speed-proportional power steering, Telescopic steering wheel, Remote trunk release, Retained accessory power, Air conditioning, Micron air filtration, Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, Dual vanity mirrors, Sport front seats, Leather upholstery, Heated driver and passenger seats, Remote power door locks, Power windows and One-touch power windows.

ALPINA specific features include 20in wheels, Blue faced gauges with an additional gear position dial placed in front of the driver, Door sills and Exterior badging set the Z8 Alpina apart from the standard Z8. Manual gear changes can be accomplished by pressing buttons on the steering wheel as well as shifter handle. Alpina calls this system, Switch-tronic, and it requires a specially adapted version of the Z8's standard wire spoke wheel, which also has an Alpina crest. The shocks are also slightly softer than the standard Z8 to achieve better ride quality, although spring rates remain the same.

Powered by a 5.0 liter DOHC 32-Valve V8 engine, developing 394 bhp @ 6600 rpm and 368 ft. lb. of torque @ 3800 rpm, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission propels the car to a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to 160.

This Z8 Alpina has had only two owners from new. The original owner of this Alpina was famous decorator Mr. Bill Diamond. At the time it was serviced and care for by BMW of Southampton and later, East Hampton based specialists, Georgica Services. Sold to its most recent Long Island based collector-owner in 2015, this Alpina has never left the Long Island Hampton's area from new and has only been used in seasonal, fair weather conditions. In exceptional condition throughout, it is a true modern classic, ready to immediate use and enjoyment.

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