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BMW Z8 4.9

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 BMW Z8 4.9

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4941 cm3 / 301.5 cu in / 301.5 cu in, 294.0 kW / 394.3 hp / 394.3 hp @ 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm, 500.0 N·m / 368.8 lb·ft / 368.8 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2000
ModelZ8 4.9Issued until0
SerieZ8Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE52


Base platformE52Number of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4400 mm / 173.2 in / 173.2 inTotal (curb) weight1660 kg / 3660 lb / 3660 lb
Width1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1317 mm / 51.9 in / 51.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2505 mm / 98.6 in / 98.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7564870259481  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.05 m2 / 22.1 sq ft / 22.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeM62B50Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore94.0 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.0561797752809
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement4941 cm3 / 301.5 cu in / 301.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity617.64 cm3/cylinder / 37.691 cu in/cylinder / 37.691 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power294.0 kW / 394.3 hp / 394.3 hp at 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque500.0 N·m / 368.8 lb·ft / 368.8 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)117.6 kW / 157.7 hp / 157.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output59.5 kW/l / 1.308 bhp/cu in / 1.308 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque101.2 N·m/l / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/45-275/40R18Tyres rear245/45-275/40R18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW Z8 4.9


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