Z4 roadster S Alpina Lux

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Sundaydriver
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Z4 roadster S Alpina Lux

Post by Sundaydriver » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:32 pm

Looking at these, is it hard to get the leather binder if it’s missing ? Also footwell mats.

Any pointers on what to look out for in general please ?

There’s one a t Barons on 26k miles .. what’s it worth ?
It was £25k lol :roll:

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Re: Z4 roadster S Alpina Lux

Post by hap » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:07 pm

Yes the leather folder can be bought from alpina or sometimes show up on eBay
Mats are north of £100 with brass alpina Rondal badges on each corner of velour mats

Running in service is a must I don’t know much about this model but certainly cheaper ones on offer albeit higher miles

Search the forum under alpina for sake or buying advice should help

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Re: Z4 roadster S Alpina Lux

Post by CaesarBob » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:57 pm

Perry Gunn seems to be a knowledgeable fellow when it comes to RS'.

From what I've gathered (in no particular order):
- Running in service a must
- 3.4 will need headgaskets, likely every 80k based on Charles' research
- then you're into usual Z4 weak spots: hood motors, steering column, broken springs, etc
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Re: Z4 roadster S Alpina Lux

Post by bobbly » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:23 am

Sundaydriver wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Looking at these, is it hard to get the leather binder if it’s missing ? Also footwell mats.

Any pointers on what to look out for in general please ?

There’s one a t Barons on 26k miles .. what’s it worth ?
It was £25k lol :roll:
Roadster S mats are freely available via Sytner. No small round badges on these: they come with a set of blue and green Rhombs as per steering wheel trim. Ditto leather wallet: Sytner, but dear, with rhombs not round badge, too. Ask for 10% discount: usually available.

Some of the low miles cars have missing running in and regular servicing which MUST be 2 years maximum time between services. Tread VERY carefully on super low miles cars. Ignore 80k head gasket worries: totally random. Some have had 4 by 50k miles, some never need one. Pure luck of the draw with regard to the block you get.

Hood motors due to blocked drains (esp on cars stood outside longterm....), cracked rear alloys on inner rims, broken rear springs, sticky electric steering: all weaknesses and well known and need looking out for.

NO Roadster S is valued at £25k, however low the mileage, and I'd expect gold plated mats and wallet for that price. Low miles and great condition with a solid warranty and solid history would be around £20k tops. They're nice, but flawed, and won't ever quite reach the 'greats' status such prices suggest. Values are at least stable and have been for years, now.

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Re: Z4 roadster S Alpina Lux

Post by Aus_Pol » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:28 pm

bobbly wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:23 am
Sundaydriver wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Looking at these, is it hard to get the leather binder if it’s missing ? Also footwell mats.

Any pointers on what to look out for in general please ?

There’s one a t Barons on 26k miles .. what’s it worth ?
It was £25k lol :roll:
Roadster S mats are freely available via Sytner. No small round badges on these: they come with a set of blue and green Rhombs as per steering wheel trim. Ditto leather wallet: Sytner, but dear, with rhombs not round badge, too. Ask for 10% discount: usually available.

Some of the low miles cars have missing running in and regular servicing which MUST be 2 years maximum time between services. Tread VERY carefully on super low miles cars. Ignore 80k head gasket worries: totally random. Some have had 4 by 50k miles, some never need one. Pure luck of the draw with regard to the block you get.

Hood motors due to blocked drains (esp on cars stood outside longterm....), cracked rear alloys on inner rims, broken rear springs, sticky electric steering: all weaknesses and well known and need looking out for.

NO Roadster S is valued at £25k, however low the mileage, and I'd expect gold plated mats and wallet for that price. Low miles and great condition with a solid warranty and solid history would be around £20k tops. They're nice, but flawed, and won't ever quite reach the 'greats' status such prices suggest. Values are at least stable and have been for years, now.
I take it the one at Barons lacks some of the servicing as you seem quite dismissive?

Interesting at your take of Z4M vs Roadster S.

I would say Z4MC > Roadster S > Z4M in terms of future demand. But in a way the limited number of alpinas would limit demand (less people know and seek them)

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