The BMW Z8 (its codename E52) is a sports car produced by German automaker BMW from 2000 to 2003. It is a convertible with two-seats with front engine and rear longitudinal.
The interior of the BMW Z8 was designed by Bruno Amatino Mike Ninic, David Carp designed the steering wheel. A supervised by Adrian van Hooydonk and David Carp in close consultation with the designers and Fisker Ninic study under the name Z 07 was already at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show in 1998 and shown in Detroit.
The immense popularity of the BMW prototype led to the decision to produce a limited production model. It built BMW Z8 in 5703 units, about half of which were exported to the U.S.
The BMW Z8 was only appointed with full facilities. These included air bags, alarm, ABS, cruise control, air conditioning, electric steering column longitudinal adjustment, speaker telephone, navigation system, full leather interior, radio, hardtop, hardtop, alloy wheels, automatic headlight range control, headlamp washers, xenon lights, etc. The price was initially 235,000 DM or 122,700 euros at the end of the construction period.
2002 saw the Alpina version, namely BMW Z8 Roadster by Alpina with V8 engine. The difference is mainly due to the production vehicle in a higher-torque V8 engine with 280 kW and an automatic transmission to make it for the American and Japanese market more interesting. This vehicle was sold as the BMW Z8 E52 by BMW AG in the United States. By the end of 2003 a total of 450 Alpina Roadster V8 in the United States were delivered. The remaining 105 units left for Europe and Japan.