BMW is to run-out its low-volume, luxury Z8 roadster during 2003 a few hundred units of a special-edition versions called the Alpina Roadster V8, Automotive News said on its website. The report said the Alpina Roadster, with automatic transmission and a smaller and less powerful V8 engine than the original ‘standard’ Z8, would make its motor show debut in Los Angeles in January and go on sale in the United States in April.