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BMW Z8 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.9 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 394 hp @ 6600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 BMW Z8

  • If you love fine, rare things, the Z8 is the automotive equivalent of a Gutenberg bible.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine, super-sexy styling, limited production will ensure exclusivity.

  • Cons

    Cumbersome on tight roads, Porsche 911 Turbo is faster and cheaper, a plastic rear window.

  • What's New for 2001

    BMW has created an all-new sports car with philosophical and styling elements gleaned from its original 1955 507 roadster.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



They don't make them like

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Vehicle: 2001 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)

This is a fabulous car: exciting to drive, fels great. Just don't expect to get out of the gas station too quickly - people are always coming over to stare and chat. I have had people wave me down on the street to stop so they could photograph it. Awesome car.



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Hottest car ever built

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Vehicle: 2001 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)

This is the hottest car on the road. I traded my porsche turbo for the Z8 and it is far superior. The car will smoke the tires off in 1st gear. It handles like a dream and everywhere I go people love it. The stereo is the best stock stereo I ever heard. It is very clean and clear at all volumes. It has an electric top which is great and a removable hard top. The V8 engine puts out just under 400hp and it feels like more. I recommend this car to any car guy as this is the ultimate sports car for the money. The real deal is behind the wheel - it's like a cross between the old Jaguar XKE V-12 and a Shelby roadster, only this is better. All I can say if you can find one, buy it.




Bmw z8

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Vehicle: 2001 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)

The retro design is fantastic- The interior leathers are soft and always have that new car smell. The navigation map is small therefore the direction are only arrows and voice, this is ok but I happen to like a map on my nav. system The dashboard is also retro and great looking. The power is awesome for a 4.9L .The sound of the exhaust is low and second to none.




Impossible to give up

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Vehicle: 2001 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)

I think I'll keep this car forever! I am planning on getting a Vanquish and every time I drive it to the dealer for the trade-in, I turn around.




Driver heaven

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Vehicle: 2001 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)

This is a most awesome machine, finely tuned, the penultimate BMW achievement. Comfortable interior belies the power under the hood. Don't make the mistake of pushing the "sport" button unless you're prepared for the extraordinary surge in power and control "freedom" that ensues. Don't get this vehicle (if you can find one) unless you don't mind constant attention and admiring looks from bystanders and other drivers.




Dream car

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Vehicle: 2001 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)

Recently purchased a used 2001 Z8 with less than 300 miles of actual driven miles. I now am looking for a longer route to and from work to be able to enjoy more driving time.



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Full 2001 BMW Z8 Review

What's New for 2001

BMW has created an all-new sports car with philosophical and styling elements gleaned from its original 1955 507 roadster.

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drew_
drew_
09-25-2001
E38, 7 Series from 11/01/2000 up to 06/30/2001 E39, 5 Series from 01/16/2001 up to 08/31/2001 E52, Z8 from 01/01/2001 up to 08/31/2001...


boelke
boelke
09-01-2001
Driving home from work the AC was not cooling the interior as it normally would and I saw the temperature gauge slowly creeping up to red. Fortunately we don't have heavy traffic where I work and mana...


bmwaaron
bmwaaron
01-20-2001
plotting against classic BMW design, even the Z8 encompasses classic design, whereas NONE of the new designs have any classic styling. If BMW wants to continue updating, that's fine but don't destro...



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