26k-Mile 2003 BMW Alpina Roadster V8
- Chassis: WBAEJ13483AH62188
- 26k Miles
- 4.8-Liter V8
- Five-Speed Switch-Tronic Automatic Transmission
- Jet Black Paint
- Color-Matched Removable Hardtop
- Black Soft Top
- Black Nappa Leather Upholstery
- 20″ Alpina Ronal Wheels
- Xenon Headlights
- Power-Adjustable Seats
- Harman Kardon Sound System
- Six-Disc CD Changer
- Air Conditioning
- Clean Carfax Report
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This 2003 BMW Alpina Roadster V8 is #173 of 555 examples produced and is powered by an Alpina-tuned 4.8-liter V8 paired with a five-speed Switch-Tronic automatic transmission. It is finished in Jet Black over black Nappa leather and features a color-matched removable hardtop, a black soft top, staggered-width 20″ Ronal wheels, xenon headlights, power-adjustable sport seats, a six-disc CD changer, a Harman Kardon sound system, navigation, and air conditioning. The car has been registered in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland, and it now has 26k miles following its recent acquisition by the selling dealer. The rear-view mirror was replaced in preparation for the sale. This Alpina Roadster is offered in New York with a coffee table book, first aid kit, tool kit, a clean Carfax report and a clean Maryland title.
The Henrik Fisker-designed Z8 drew inspiration from the 507 roadster of the 1950s and features aluminum body panels over an aluminum spaceframe. The Alpina Roadster was produced for the 2003 model year after standard Z8 production ended. This example is finished in Jet Black (668) and features a color-matched removable hardtop and a black soft top. Additional equipment includes xenon headlights with washers, front fender air extractors with BMW roundels, painted mirror caps, dual exhaust outlets, and neon taillights and turn indicators. Photographs of paint-meter readings are shown in the gallery below.
Staggered-width 20″ Ronal wheels are mounted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The four-wheel disc brake system is equipped with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), and the Alpina model received a softer suspension as compared to the standard Z8. Additional features include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and All-Season Traction (ASC).
The cabin features black Nappa leather upholstery that extends from the power-adjustable seats to the dashboard, center console, and door panels. Amenities include a six-disc CD changer, navigation, a Harman Kardon sound system, leather-wrapped roll hoops, air conditioning, and cruise control. A plaque mounted between the seats denotes this Alpina Roadster as chassis #173 of 555 in the series. The rear-view mirror was replaced in preparation for the sale.
The leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel features Switch-Tronic shift buttons and frames an Alpina-branded gear indicator ahead of the driver. Centrally mounted instrumentation includes a 170-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer with an integrated analog clock, and gauges for coolant temperature and fuel level. The digital odometer indicates 26k miles.
The 4.8-liter M62 V8 was shared with the contemporary B10 V8 S and features double-VANOS variable valve timing, individual throttle bodies, a double-row timing chain, and hollow camshafts. Factory-rated output was 375 horsepower and 396 lb-ft of torque.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed Switch-Tronic automatic transmission. Additional photographs of the underside are shown in the gallery below.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or damage and lists registration history in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland.