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      05-27-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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Found in Munich - What is this?

I saw this car in Munich earlier this week. Other than the BMW emblem it did not have any badging to identify it. Does anyone know what model it is? Having never seen anything like it before, it definately caught my attention. Perhaps it is produced by another company using a BMW platform (Z4/Z3).

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It looks like a Z8.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_Z8
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      05-27-2006, 04:11 PM   #3
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Thanks...that must be it. I did notice an "Alpina" logo on the wheel center cap so it must be a 2003 or newer.
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Thanks...that must be it. I did notice an "Alpina" logo on the wheel center cap so it must be a 2003 or newer.
If that's the case then they have a special car on their hands since only 550 were built.
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      05-27-2006, 04:35 PM   #5
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Yes its a Z8 - what a pity, there were only built a little of
pieces (I dont know the exact number at the moment!). At first time youve
got seen it in the one James Bond trailer with the oil-pipeline in Russia. The bad guy in the helicopter cut it in two halves with his big saw!
The Z8 became an own platform, the Z3 based on the E36 and Z4 should become a lot of the E46, but for the last Im not quite shure.
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      05-27-2006, 07:03 PM   #6
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Thanks...that must be it. I did notice an "Alpina" logo on the wheel center cap so it must be a 2003 or newer.

so it's an automatic with a motor based on a 540 not an M5
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Bond... James Bond! It's a Z8.
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Go to this Bimmerfest.com website:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/events/2006SB/2006sb.php

Then scroll down the page and click on the video from Bimmerfest 2004. You will eventually see a Z8 and its owner being interviewed.
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Bond... James Bond! It's a Z8.
Yes, I know, I wrote it...Im really dont know what do you mean with it.
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same question I asked few months back

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=Alpina
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We have a guy that started autocrossing his black Z8 at the Boston Chapter events. The thing sounds meeeaaaannnn. There's also a Z06 there, and they sound surpirsingly similar at WOT.
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same question I asked few months back

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=Alpina
The car I saw in Munich was a soft-top and did NOT have the Alpina logo on the rear, otherwise it looks like the same model. Like I said in my origonal post, it definately caught my attention and is a stunningly beutiful vehicle. Too bad so few of them were ever made.
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they're both the same car, the other just have a removable hardtop, I can't see having those roadters with a permanent top. they are indeed stunning from a first glance
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When I picked up my car the other day they had just received TWO Z8's in the used lot!

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Yes, I know, I wrote it...Im really dont know what do you mean with it.
I meant it was James Bonds automobile in one of the movies.
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I meant it was James Bonds automobile in one of the movies.
Now I understand, than weve got the same meaning!
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