June 14, 2005

World’s first BMW Z8 club founded in Munich

Munich, Germany – Last Saturday, 130 BMW Z8 devotees from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland and the USA met in Munich to set up the world’s first Z8 club, with 68 roadsters assembled for the event. The event was supported by the BMW Group Mobile Tradition, on whose premises the meeting was held.

“The BMW Z8 represents a bridge from the past across the present and into the future,” said Holger Lapp, Director of BMW Group Mobile Tradition. “As a future classic it will give pleasure to its owners for many years to come and has already evolved into a sought-after collector’s item with enduring value.”

The Z8 was only built between 2000 and 2003, with total production of 5,703 units. It acquired international fame as “James Bond’s official car”, and over 3,000 units were exported to the U.S. In 2003 the Z8 cost 127,000 Euros new; in good condition, the same car is currently available for the relatively high resale value of 100,000 Euros.

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