BMW's arrival in the 21st century is accompanied by a larger vehicle line-up. For the 2000 model year, BMW officially enters the luxury sport vehicle market. Dubbed a sport activity vehicle by BMW, the X5 is a premium-equipped, V-8 propelled creation sourced from the company's new South Carolina production facility. High-end supercar fans are also catered by BMW in 2000 as they have made a concept car come to life. The 2000 BMW Z8 is a striking new, premium roadster. Aluminum construction, innovative lighting and a 400-horsepower engine affirms the Z8 as an eye-catching addition to the BMW line-up. Along with a new acquaintance, the 2000 BMW range also features the return of an old performance friend. The 2000 BMW M5 is powered by a 400-horsepower V-8 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. On the 7 Series for 2000, rain-sensing windshield wipers are standard on all models while the 750iL adds BMW's new Active Comfort driver's seat. The BMW 3 Series hatchback has been eliminated from the United States line-up for 2000. However, new 323i Wagon and convertible are added to the line-up obtains the number of optional 3 Series body styles at four.