Compare 2012 Audi TT vs 2012 BMW Z4

2012 Audi TT
2012 BMW Z4
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
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 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 Coupe MT quattro 2.5T 18 25 $52,871 $56,850
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2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
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
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 59.5
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 10.9/6.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 14.4
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3153 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9 17 x 8
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
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1600-4200 260 @ 1250 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300-6000 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.68
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.31
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi TT BMW Z4
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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