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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 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 -
Second Head Room (in) 32.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 164.5 167.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 10.9/6.4
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 35.1
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P225/45R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3153 3307
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
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 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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name Audi TT BMW Z4
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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