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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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $30,241 $32,280
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $31,457 $33,580
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $34,250 $36,980
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $35,452 $38,280
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,916 $41,660
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $37,506 $40,500
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $40,002 $43,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $41,205 $44,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,620
$30,241
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,300
$32,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$638 / month
$538 / 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. Performance per dollar, the 2012 Nissan 370Z is a bargain, and it's quick enough in absolute terms to reach toward the domain of much more expensive sports cars.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 73.9 51.6
Second Head Room (in) 32.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.5 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 42.9
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 29.3 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.84
Length, Overall (in) 164.5 167.2
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 97.2 100.4
Liftover Height (in) 31.1 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 6.9
Brakes
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 12.6 x 0.6
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 12.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 34.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 245/45WR18
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 3245
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1600-4200 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA VQ37VHR
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300-6000 332 @ 7000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.62
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.26 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 2.32
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.77/3.44 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.79
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi TT Nissan 370Z
Body Style Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 8.7
 
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