how many 2003 z8 where made, for the u s a and how many automatics, and sticks


Asked by jb007max Apr 25, 2013 at 09:47 PM about the 2003 BMW Z8 Roadster

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Tom Demyan

2003 was the last year. Approx. 450 came to the USA. All were automatic "switch-tronic". Here is the link....


thanks for the help, so all 450, 2003 bmw z8 make for the u.s.a. where automatics, i own a 2003 z8 stick shift (6speed) , and the title reads 2003, i was told the same thing that all the 2003 where auto?? can anyone give me some help??, thanks again jb007max

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Hector Irizarry Duval

Ok the contrary all were stick, the s62 engine only came stick not even sequential like the m3's


Thanks, but iam still confused?? they did make both automatic(alpina) and stick shift, both in 2003, does anyone know the brake down?? how many autos and how many sticks, thanks again jb007max

Hector Irizarry Duval

Bmw built 5703 units about half for the us market.

Hector Irizarry Duval

You are right the 2003's were downgraded in the us. They arel alpine with a smaller v8 and less horse power only 375 and they all came automatic. I have only worked with the European z8's and didn't know that. All the us 2003's are automatic. Thanks to Wikipedia for the info...


ok, last time how many 2003 z8 sticks where made for the u s a only they where not all autos, i have a 2003 stick; how many where just sticks, 2003???? thanks jb007max


I am the original owner of a 2003 Z8. According a very knowledgeable source there was approx 139 Z8s brought in. simultaneously in that year a much larger number, perhaps 450, of the BMW Alpinas were sold in the USA. I know that this is true as I bought my car in Cleveland and there was an 03 Z8 sitting next to a 03 Alpina in the showroom as well. I chose not to buy the Alpina for several reasons. Members of the loose organization here in the states have modified there z8 by switching to Alpina wheels 20" vs the Z8 18" and several other suspension components. The Alpinas do have a different engine which was modified for Alpina (a 540 engine versus the M5 engine in the Z8. Different seats and steering wheels were also in the Alpina. So the RAREST BMW in the US is the 2003 Z8 it is my belief. Many more Alpinas where brought in. Robbie

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