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    Where does this line originate? Neon "expeted to last for the life of the vehicle"

    This line, "the tail lights and turn indicators are powered by neon tubes that offer quicker activation than standard lightbulbs and are expected to last for the life of the vehicle" is found in countless articles about the Z8, which leads me to believe this was in a BMW NA press release.

    Has anyone seen this release or no where I can get a copy of it?

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    I believe its actually within the book too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    I believe its actually within the book too.
    Thank you. I'll see if I can find it there.

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    Way back around 2000, there was a Roundel with a black Z8 cresting a hill on the cover. I believe the cover article mentioned it.

    I haven't read the article for years. If I can find the issue here I will confirm.
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    I skimmed through the book just now and could not find it scanning through. It could be buried somewhere in there, but I tried to be pretty thorough even if I did not read word by word.
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    Answered in the Chat Room thread.

    http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/bmw-z8-cha...4990.htmlFound

    On p.52 of the ET_Z8_GE.PDF thanks goes to @Z-acht
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musta10000 View Post
    I skimmed through the book just now and could not find it scanning through. It could be buried somewhere in there, but I tried to be pretty thorough even if I did not read word by word.
    Thank you Skip. I did the same....twice, and didn't find it. Odd really. It is a cool feature and you think there would have been some discussion about it in the book, particularly given how long that book really is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpinaOkie View Post
    Answered in the Chat Room thread.

    http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/bmw-z8-cha...4990.htmlFound

    On p.52 of the ET_Z8_GE.PDF thanks goes to @Z-acht
    Thank you Richard. Yes, I've seen that quote on the page. Problem is that's not quite the quote that appears repeatedly in the media and the quote in the media is very very clear: ""the tail lights and turn indicators are powered by neon tubes that offer quicker activation than standard lightbulbs and are expected to last for the life of the vehicle" This is the quote I'm trying to locate. Page 52 is similar but not quite the same, and of course, assuming it applies to the lights. Surely someone out there some where must have the original press materials for the Z8 where I've no doubt that line comes from. I wonder if there was one main press day release for the Z8 where BMW briefed the media or was it done more individually?

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