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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Coupe MT quattro 2.5T 18 25 $52,871 $56,850
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $38,410 $41,300
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $38,410 $41,300
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 23 34 $44,760 $48,650
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $50,740 $55,150
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $59,065 $64,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,620
$44,760
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,300
$48,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$638 / month
$811 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Audi TT gets a burst of testosterone and sports-car cred with a bold new TT RS model; otherwise it's a surprisingly well-rounded (and economical) performer. The 2012 BMW Z4 is a great option for the driver seeking a balance of fun and comfort, making it a great light tourer, but it can quickly become expensive with added options.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 32.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.5 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 42.2
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 29.3 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 73.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 164.5 167.0
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 97.2 98.3
Liftover Height (in) 31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 10.9/6.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.5 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.0 13.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 14.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3153 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 170
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300-6000 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1600-4200 260 @ 1250 - 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 34
Transmission
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.26 3.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.77/3.44 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.31
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name Audi TT BMW Z4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 6.7
 
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