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Selected Style Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L 20 27 $26,555 $29,950
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
M 2-Door Roadster 3.2L 19 26 $37,575 $42,700
Z3 2-Door Coupe 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
M 2-Door Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $36,795 $41,800
2-Door Hardtop
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $33,967 $38,820
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $39,567 $45,220
2-Door Hardtop 18 28 $33,530 $38,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,555
$33,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,950
$38,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$639 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 54.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 47.0 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 96.3 104.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 55.6 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 1.44
Length, Overall (in) 158.5 179.7
Height, Overall (in) 50.9 47.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 24.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.02
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 19.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 2.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.2
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/50VR16 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR16 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2899 3307
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 3500 350 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LS1
Displacement 2.5L/152 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5500 345 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 2.66
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 11.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.30
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.04 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Hardtop
Vehicle Name BMW Z3 Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
 
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