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    CURRENT PRICE FOR Z8 TAILLIGHT: $4,919.66 ($4,492.80 not including tax)

    Despite the dollar being at historic highs to the Euro, the price for one Z8 taillight is now $4,492.80 plus tax. With tax that's nearly $10,000 to replace the two rear lights, not including labor!

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    Do all the taillights eventually fail. Iím surprised that BMW hasnít stepped up and priced these more reasonably.

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    I posted in your other thread but you can get taillights significantly cheaper, I just bought one a month ago from the Atlanta BMW dealer for $2736. Still ridiculous though. The good thing is that the drivetrain parts are much cheaper since they share the engine and transmission with the E39 M5.
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    Better than $4400! Donít need them yet😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaZ8fan View Post
    I posted in your other thread but you can get taillights significantly cheaper, I just bought one a month ago from the Atlanta BMW dealer for $2736. Still ridiculous though. The good thing is that the drivetrain parts are much cheaper since they share the engine and transmission with the E39 M5.
    I just got off the phone with Global and they just quoted me a price of $3420 for each light, not including tax and not including shipping/insurance.

    No matter how you slice it, it is ridiculous BS and my point before was that in a new, super limited edition, $300,000 Cadillac that is basically a concept car, was written up in articles due to its crazy expensive lights yet GM says they are basically "bulletproof."

    Here on a car costing far less, and produced in greater numbers, with far lower tech, with lights built with the fragility of egg shells, BMW charges (with tax and delivery) $8k to $10k not including installation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryG View Post
    Do all the taillights eventually fail. Iím surprised that BMW hasnít stepped up and priced these more reasonably.
    They are neon lights, powered by a gas in a glass tube, subject bounce and vibration. They will fail.

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    Many European owners who buy US versions convert the taillights and resell the US taillights on eBay.de: https://www.ebay.de/itm/195168383590 or https://www.ebay.de/itm/254816182175 + https://www.ebay.de/itm/204008296826 Maybe that's a cheaper option.

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    The ones from Poland do say "No Shipping to USA" but it might be something to message the seller about. The other question buying a used ones is how long will they be good or are they 100% now.
     
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