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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $48,360 $52,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 18 28 $49,662 $53,400
2-Door Cabriolet Premium Plus 18 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet Prestige 18 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 17 26 $48,360 $52,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 18 28 $49,662 $53,400
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $45,035 $48,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $52,395 $56,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $60,535 $65,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,360
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$867 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 BMW Z4 offers a pleasant balance of luxury, comfort, and sport, but it is at the pricier end of the roadster spectrum.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.1
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84 -
Second Head Room (in) 36 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 59.5
Length, Overall (in) 182.7 166.9
Height, Overall (in) 53.9 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 98.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.1 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40YR18 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40YR18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0 L/183 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 26
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.06
Trans Order Code NA ZMT
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.68
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68 3.08
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.31
Trans Type 6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name Audi S5 BMW Z4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.2 (Est) 7.1 (Est)
 
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