Used 2003 BMW Z8

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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 BMW Z8.

Average user rating: 4.6 stars
23 total reviews
5 star reviews: 78%
4 star reviews: 13%
3 star reviews: 4%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 5%

Trending topics in reviews

  • appearance
  • value
  • comfort
  • seats
  • handling & steering
  • driving experience
  • engine
  • technology
  • dashboard
  • acceleration
  • spaciousness
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • fuel efficiency
  • cup holders
  • sound system
  • road noise
  • infotainment system
  • ride quality
  • maintenance & parts
  • interior

Most helpful consumer reviews

Dr G,
2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)
It is a cool looking car, very stylish but you will get bored were soon, kinda boring to drive. People look, but performance and fun factor is no big deal. I have a 2002 911 turbo which is the best sports car in the world, and this new one cannot even compare. Eventhough the $ is close.
1/5 stars, Bad Car
2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)
Uncomfortable, bumpy ride, extremely loud engine
5/5 stars, yea
2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)
very smooth ride lots of pep very comfortable looks like a million dollars.
5/5 stars, best car
2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)
the ultamate raodster this car is the best. no raodster is better

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
12 City / 19 Hwy / 15 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.3 gal. capacity
2 seats
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual
V8 cylinder
Horsepower: 394 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque: 368 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Length: 173.2 in. / Height: 51.9 in. / Width: 72 in.
Curb Weight: 3495 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 5.1 cu.ft.


Is the BMW Z8 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2003 Z8 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about BMW Z8 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Z8 gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Z8 has 5.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW Z8. Learn more

Is the BMW Z8 reliable?

To determine whether the BMW Z8 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Z8. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Z8's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2003 BMW Z8 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2003 BMW Z8 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2003 Z8 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2003 BMW Z8?

The least-expensive 2003 BMW Z8 is the 2003 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $131,500.

Other versions include:

  • 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M) which starts at $131,500
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What are the different models of BMW Z8?

If you're interested in the BMW Z8, the next question is, which Z8 model is right for you? Z8 variants include 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M). For a full list of Z8 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2003 BMW Z8

Used 2003 BMW Z8 Overview

The Used 2003 BMW Z8 is offered in the following submodels: Z8 Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M). The Used 2003 BMW Z8 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The Used 2003 BMW Z8 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2003 BMW Z8?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2003 BMW Z8 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2003 Z8 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2003 Z8.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2003 BMW Z8 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2003 Z8 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New Used 2003 BMW Z8?

Used 2003 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M)

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What is the MPG of a 2003 BMW Z8?

2003 BMW Z8 2dr Roadster (4.9L 8cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
15 compined MPG,
12 city MPG/19 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG15
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement4.9 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase98.6 in.
Length173.2 in.
Width72 in.
Height51.9 in.
Curb Weight3495 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2003 BMW Z8?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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