• 2000 - 2003 BMW Z8 by Senner Tuning

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The BMW Z8 was one of those cars that were great in theory, but lacked true ingenuity in production form. Before that realization, though, BMW built 5,703 units from March 2000 to July 2003, and 555 of those units were an Alpina version - meaning they were equipped with an an automatic gearbox and featured a wider radiator grill and side air intakes created by Henrik Fisker to get something good out of a design that didn’t exactly work out the way they had intended. Needless to say, the Z8 needed some work to crank up its style and Senner Tuning was able to get their hands on one of these models to do just that.

The BMW Z8 by Senner Tuning features a sleek, black exterior with a new set of 19" Work Schwert SC1 wheels in Diamond Black, wrapped around Continental Sport Contact 5P 255/40R19 and 285/35R19 tires. The wheels were then combined with a new set of Racing Gold varnished brake calipers and a new coilover suspension Variant 2 Inox-Line. The suspension comes with an adjustable rebound and a strut bar installed on the reinforced shock mount in the front in order to stabilize the front end. Nothing else was done to the look of the vehicle, which is probably okay because of the engine upgrade provided.

The original Z8 came equipped with a 5.0 liter V8 engine producing 400 HP and 370 lb-ft of torque. With a sports air filter set, a new a stainless steel silencer, and flame tubes designed with metal catalysts, the Z8 by Senner can now deliver an extra 50 HP and 25 lbs-ft, bringing it up to 50 HP and 395 lb-ft of torque. These figures make the Z8 good for a top speed of 186 mph, up from the standard 155.4 mph.

The full conversion kit for the BMW Z8 by Senner Tuning will set customers back 18,900 Euro (or $24,800 at the current exchange rates).

  • 2000 - 2003 BMW Z8 by Senner Tuning
  • Year:
    2000- 2003
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    450 @ 0000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    395 @ 0000
  • Displacement:
    5.0 L
  • Top Speed:
    186 mph
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  (333) posted on 02.17.2012

I do agree that it’s considered as an old model but the concept seems to be more appealing. The front bumper is oozing with its powerful look.

  (463) posted on 02.16.2012

This model is very refreshing to look at especially the exterior design of it. Wow! The top speed of this car produces 186 mph and not just that because it uses V8 engine for a more impressive performance.

  (517) posted on 02.7.2012

This is considered as an old model but it doesn’t looks old on style. It could be able to compete for today’s generation. I love to see the cool seats of this BMW, it feels so comfortable and safe to ride on. The black body paint is aggressive on style.

  (676) posted on 01.31.2012

The wheels are stunning. The hood is slimmer and finer. Fastest speed was 186mph, great to chase the other cars in the speedway. smiley

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