Here’s Why the BMW Z8 Is Worth $200,000

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  • Published on Mar 27, 2018
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    The BMW Z8 is a special BMW -- and good examples are selling for well over $200,000. Today I'm reviewing the Z8, and I'm taking you on a tour of it -- and I'm going to show you why the BMW Z8 is worth $200,000.
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Comments • 5 488

  • ElOlafino
    ElOlafino 2 hours ago

    Tight. Tight. Tight. Tight. - Doug, about nearly everything.

  • Jan-Jaap Nijborg

    There are for sure more examples of bmw’s which are worth more than when they were sold in the days... 2002 turbo, e30 m3, m1, many older classics etc etc.

  • Noid Zoid
    Noid Zoid Day ago

    12:56 thats the sound of a tiny digital german man yelling at you to be more vigilant

  • Nenad Petrovic
    Nenad Petrovic Day ago

    Did anyone notice Doug's face while flashing the headlights

  • Mike G
    Mike G 3 days ago

    Cold means that's the level the coolant should be at when the engine is cold.

  • Joshua Ortiz
    Joshua Ortiz 3 days ago

    Ugly af

  • Tom H
    Tom H 4 days ago

    It says cold on the coolant reservoir because that is the cold fill up line ( when the engine is cold ) when it’s hot and under pressure the level will be different

  • 3aboodation
    3aboodation 4 days ago

    7:10 how I look when I give all my money to buy a Z8 and be homeless.

  • Jay Salhan
    Jay Salhan 5 days ago +1

    I'm convinced Doug is Jay Leno's son.

  • SneakyCobra581
    SneakyCobra581 6 days ago +1

    Tell you what,I hated this car,it looked hideous to me,but now,I love it,it grew on me,the simplicity is amazing,and I like clean&simple❤

  • adrian hernandez
    adrian hernandez 6 days ago

    Doug:this car was only made for 4 years from 2000 to 2003🤣

    • Jinx TheLooseCannon
      Jinx TheLooseCannon 6 days ago +1

      adrian hernandez yeah thats 4 years. Started production in 2000, so 2000, 2001, 2002, 20003. 4 years

  • Anita Smith
    Anita Smith 8 days ago

    The hood doesnt line up, I bet this car was wrecked

  • surfmotor
    surfmotor 8 days ago

    I love this car. I worked at a bmw dealership in 2007 and was able to drive one. When you bought one from the dealer you had to sign a contract preventing you from reselling it during the first year of ownership. Because they all instantly went up in price

  • jonathan rodriguez
    jonathan rodriguez 8 days ago

    James bond cut one in half that means he got it half price

  • Manco Bee
    Manco Bee 9 days ago

    you were a 12-year-old in 2000, man what happened? you aged horribly.

  • Nick Kritikos
    Nick Kritikos 10 days ago

    Interesting fact it has uk plates I’ve just checked the license plate number and the mot expires in 19 days and yes I live in London England

  • Αλέξανδρος Κουτρας

    I am not gonna give 200k for this car

  • Mr Jones
    Mr Jones 10 days ago

    Driving around beautiful rural Virginia makes nearly any car a great experience.

  • JD Herald
    JD Herald 10 days ago

    Those are rocker switches not toggle switches

  • Ariz _1703
    Ariz _1703 10 days ago

    I prefer soft top Z8 🤤

  • San Man
    San Man 12 days ago

    Hey Doug! I have a beautiful 2001 BMW Z3 3.0i 5-speed manual. Wanna feature it? You did the Z1 and the Z8. We NEED for you to do a Z3!

    • San Man
      San Man 12 days ago

      @Railfanatic Yes, I realized that after I posted my question. Thank you!

    • Railfanatic
      Railfanatic 12 days ago

      You have to email him at the address he provides in the beginning of his videos

  • ZEEFÖÖK?!
    ZEEFÖÖK?! 13 days ago

    Lol when Doug talks about key holes

  • Eon Gaming
    Eon Gaming 13 days ago

    Reminds me a lot of a Porsche.

  • Jacob Smith
    Jacob Smith 15 days ago +1

    A throaty, deep sound...

  • The Shawootster
    The Shawootster 16 days ago +4

    Doug is the type of guy to bring me memories from NFS hot pursuit 2

  • MrCroat 1
    MrCroat 1 17 days ago

    How can a car get a low value score if it it s value has increased over the years , it should be 10 or if you are sceptic 9

  • Pickle Jay
    Pickle Jay 20 days ago

    Rarity and value aside, this thing is ugly. They failed if they were trying to remake the old car.

  • Xinlin Wu
    Xinlin Wu 22 days ago

    The hard top looks like it could be used in spy movies, a moving shield, perfect

  • Xinlin Wu
    Xinlin Wu 22 days ago

    it looks like an aston from the side...

  • TROOMSHROOM
    TROOMSHROOM 25 days ago

    Z3 started the side vent trend 😡

  • GuanZe Liew
    GuanZe Liew 26 days ago +5

    It's one of the most beautiful cars of all time, and it's also one of James Bond's best partners.

  • Sean Adonis
    Sean Adonis 27 days ago

    That thing is wack!!!!

  • mike hawk
    mike hawk 28 days ago +1

    $200k that's insane I wouldn't take that ugly old thing for free...

    • mike hawk
      mike hawk 26 days ago

      97 civic? Lol fuck off peasant

    • CONN3R
      CONN3R 26 days ago

      Says the guy with a 97 Honda Civic

  • chettee
    chettee 28 days ago

    I bought one years ago für 68.000,00 Euro. There was a time when it was possible to get one under 100.000 Euro... It was the best investment of my life. Today impossible. They start at 160.000 Euro.

  • C. Le
    C. Le 29 days ago

    If people think this car is the most beautiful ever made you obviously have not seen many beautiful cars.

  • William Crawford
    William Crawford Month ago

    Nice bimmer.

  • theprogamer981
    theprogamer981 Month ago

    The sound somehow doesnt match the car imo

  • Gaming Squid
    Gaming Squid Month ago

    Dumbass it’s not 200 k

  • Dr MS
    Dr MS Month ago +3

    Best looking car ever made. Great review as usual Doug.👌

    • C. Le
      C. Le 29 days ago

      Dr MS you’re crazy if you think this car is the most beautiful ever made. Yea it’s nice but most beautiful ever??

  • NithiSh JVJ
    NithiSh JVJ Month ago

    7:13 when you sell your house to buy a Z8 and then you remember that you do not have a house

  • HoubiDV
    HoubiDV Month ago

    You missed totally the point of the ALPINA Z8.

  • Hector Chacon
    Hector Chacon Month ago +1

    That triangle is a mandatory requirement in most European countries. Italy they can pull you over for no reason just to ask for it and it must be within hands reach.

    • Hector Chacon
      Hector Chacon Month ago

      Brian Ferry It’s to scam the drivers. During snow seasons they can request you show them you can put the snow chains on. Yes, snow chains are mandatory during snow seasons.

    • Brian Ferry
      Brian Ferry Month ago +1

      Hector Chacon
      Man, that speaks volumes to the expected reliability of Italian cars.

  • Forza Martini
    Forza Martini Month ago

    Doug you have the most punchable face in human history...

  • Chaz Simpson
    Chaz Simpson Month ago

    Why wasn’t the fact that it is a bond car mentioned? Surely that effects the value no?

  • richgall63
    richgall63 Month ago

    The Z8 Alpina isn’t “worse”...
    The 4.8 is from the X5 SUV (truck) and, though a bit smaller, actually has fabulous low-end torque, better suited for the auto. transmission, so therefore this is the better rendition of this heavy cruiser.

  • fat cunt
    fat cunt Month ago +1

    wonder where Mercedes got inspiration from to create the GT models ?

    • C. Le
      C. Le 26 days ago

      fat cunt so that means Z8 copied the Porsche 911. Cause Z8s rear looks like the 911 rear. And also z8 copied the jag e type roadster as well in basically every aspect.

    • fat cunt
      fat cunt 26 days ago

      @C. Le ITS NOT! Compare them and comeback here dude, the rear is almost identical considering the age gap and the front and shape of the car in whole is almost the same man. if you dial out the fact that the design elements is still merc and bmw of their own. They are very similar in many ways....

    • C. Le
      C. Le 29 days ago

      Lol you’re crazy if you think Mercedes needs to look to bmw for design help. That’s a stretch thinking the AMG GT looks like the z8.

  • dolan pls
    dolan pls Month ago

    Lights inside the hood are pretty genius

  • Kef103
    Kef103 Month ago

    I knew you had to be a lot younger than me . I was 20

  • Person
    Person Month ago

    The reason the soft top convertible doesn’t close all the way is so that there’s no chance of crushing someone’s fingers accidentally. It would hurt much less if someone pushed it in by hand and it didn’t latch, rather than the mechanism not knowing that a persons fingers were there and basically breaking them all

  • NagaTen
    NagaTen Month ago

    Huh...... No mention of it being an actual Bond car in The World Is Not Enough ? I remember it being kind of a big deal for BMW back then.

  • Ankush Sahgal
    Ankush Sahgal Month ago +1

    I cant believe they didnt bother putting big blue lines for cold and especially that they didnt put big red lines for RED

  • tim harper
    tim harper Month ago +9

    Truly is the most gorgeous “retro” design of all time. Perfect in every way, and I actually prefer it to the original 507. Which is rare.
    Also feel compelled to note those are NOT toggle switches. Those are rocker switches.

  • Nick N
    Nick N Month ago

    An Alfa Romeo Brera look a bit the same from the back.

  • Todd Dompf
    Todd Dompf Month ago +1

    Doug the type of guy to roll up windows in a convertible, then subsequently mock guys who roll up windows in a convertible.

  • Hei Li
    Hei Li Month ago

    I can’t stand your annoying voice

  • adrian fitzsimons
    adrian fitzsimons Month ago

    It's Zed not Zee.

  • MrJuampiro
    MrJuampiro Month ago

    Looks like a porsche.

  • Daniel Barbee
    Daniel Barbee Month ago

    Dude if you were on gorge town Pike I would shit. I am sure I have seen this same car

  • MrETHEX100
    MrETHEX100 Month ago +1

    Northern Virginia 😂 = D.C.

  • Aaron Ward
    Aaron Ward Month ago +2

    Mainland European car in the USA on a UK registration plate? Cars been around then.

  • douglas lane
    douglas lane Month ago

    4:03 And Audi r8.

  • Akkbar
    Akkbar Month ago

    It’s a trash car. Terrible handling

  • Thundiparambil Alan Mattei

    You want this engine? YOU can buy e39 m performance:is more cheap

  • Z-BeatZ Pro AudioHustlin'

    "BMW only made it for 4 years, 2000 to 2003..." isn't that only 3 years LMAO

    • Z-BeatZ Pro AudioHustlin'
      Z-BeatZ Pro AudioHustlin' Month ago

      SimonEatsChildren 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 3 years genius 🤔🤦🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️😂

    • Akkbar
      Akkbar Month ago +1

      No

    • SimonEatsChildren
      SimonEatsChildren Month ago +2

      Z-BeatZ Pro AudioHustlin' 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

  • Terry Mair
    Terry Mair Month ago

    I've only seen one of these in person and it was this color, beautiful!!

  • Kevin Higgins
    Kevin Higgins Month ago

    No, no I want the lessor powerful I'll Pea-on-Ya model!

  • Jas Wal
    Jas Wal 2 months ago +1

    ...dude common, that shit is ugly as fuck. Like it was designed for homosexuals

  • kuyayan
    kuyayan 2 months ago +1

    i JUST bought a 2008 Z4 3.0Si 5Speed Manual. truly love these cars and its one of the last to be Naturally Aspirated! Funny nickname, its THE GERMAN 2ja! A beautifully engineered car it is. plus i get up 28mpg on the high end? Amazing. Peace my friends! Glad to see the lineage move forward and upwards. I bow my head to you BMW!

  • Jamie Roseman
    Jamie Roseman 2 months ago

    Not sure why doug is so infatuated with the design. This car is uglier than shit.

  • Bball Films
    Bball Films 2 months ago

    Here to listen 'Thissssssssss'.

  • Dimi K
    Dimi K 2 months ago

    "The most beautiful car made in my lifetime". It's a good looking set of wheels, but really?

  • JoRz
    JoRz 2 months ago

    Bmw 911

  • Raian Levy
    Raian Levy 2 months ago

    Z8: Great use of space

  • Arssh Bajpai
    Arssh Bajpai 2 months ago

    If it’s a European model why is it left hand drive

  • Alan Here
    Alan Here 2 months ago

    I agree that window switch is awesome!!!!

  • Mangalex28
    Mangalex28 2 months ago

    12:35 oh my god, that "unleaded gasoline sticker" is fucking digusting. What's the point of making such a beautiful car if you put such an awful sticker on it. Put it in the freaking tank cap where it belongs FFS.

  • calgy84
    calgy84 2 months ago

    If someone gave me 200k to buy a car it would be this one.

  • Adamant Arnav
    Adamant Arnav 2 months ago

    1:35 for some reason, the car still looks modern. As if it is one if the new designs rolled out by BMW.

  • Darko STOJANOVIC
    Darko STOJANOVIC 2 months ago

    6:16

  • tobsmonster2
    tobsmonster2 2 months ago

    why are we still here

  • Ray Espinoza
    Ray Espinoza 2 months ago

    We have different beauty perspectives...

  • Sven Rozeboom
    Sven Rozeboom 2 months ago

    And here I thought Doug was way older than me... this is awkward.

  • Antoine Edicó
    Antoine Edicó 2 months ago +1

    Doug is the type of guy who's sleep on asphalt with Z8 pillow

  • tugatomsk
    tugatomsk 2 months ago

    13:43 Uhh, I think Doug damaged the key lock of the glove compartment...

    • tugatomsk
      tugatomsk 2 months ago

      I guess so. But wouldn't it be a riot if it had been Doug all along?

    • Zachary Baker
      Zachary Baker 2 months ago

      It looks like it might have been damaged before. No way of telling though, but I doubt he broke it.

  • Fifthcell
    Fifthcell 2 months ago

    8:30 how did they do that? Is it like a white LED behind the red lens or?

  • Zen4real fight man
    Zen4real fight man 2 months ago

    I love it the car is in German

  • Ignacio Hombre
    Ignacio Hombre 2 months ago

    i dont know what is going on, when i first saw doug de muro a couple of years ago i didnt really like it, then i kinda did, and today for example, ive watched 7 different videos of this channel

    • Chromo
      Chromo 2 months ago

      It's simple, really. Doug is a sexual tyrannosaurus.

  • gu zhan
    gu zhan 2 months ago

    this car is too sexy

  • gu zhan
    gu zhan 2 months ago +1

    i saw an old pop driving one, and i caught up to him and appraised his car. He is certainlly proud of it.

  • RC Bashing Studios
    RC Bashing Studios 2 months ago

    The chime for not turning off the headlights in a normal car is” Doug please turn off your headlights” and the Z8 is”Doug turn off your fucking headlights before I blow myself up”

  • poop alover
    poop alover 2 months ago

    Zeeeeee 8

  • theactualnic
    theactualnic 2 months ago +2

    Sometimes I imagine the owner of the car looking on in confusion.

  • aryan dabas
    aryan dabas 3 months ago

    when you forgot to turn off the lights it sounds like terrain ahead and it is going to crash 😂

  • pleappleappleap
    pleappleappleap 3 months ago

    I always thought it beats a resemblance to the Fisker.

  • pleappleappleap
    pleappleappleap 3 months ago

    It says COLD because you're meant to check the coolant level when cold.

  • Newmans_Own
    Newmans_Own 3 months ago

    Doug is watchable...like Samurai Cop and The Apartment are watchable. That's an achievement Doug.

  • Merve Gurcan
    Merve Gurcan 3 months ago

    you should use more cameras when driving

  • beschken
    beschken 3 months ago

    After seeing center instrument cluster I decided not to buy it.

  • Lucas Martínez Parra
    Lucas Martínez Parra 3 months ago

    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 brought me here.

  • J Hawk
    J Hawk 3 months ago

    Doug the type of guy that keeps a big ass smile on his face, & says everything's gonna be ok, during a category 5 hurricane