Compare 1999 BMW Z3 vs 1999 Chevrolet Corvette

1999 BMW Z3
1999 Chevrolet Corvette
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Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L 20 27 $26,555 $29,950
Z3 2-Door Coupe 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
M 2-Door Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $36,795 $41,800
M 2-Door Roadster 3.2L 19 26 $37,575 $42,700
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2-Door Hardtop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Hardtop 18 28 $33,530 $38,320
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $33,967 $38,820
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $39,567 $45,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,555
$33,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,950
$38,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$639 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 24.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.02
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 19.1
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR16 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR16 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front 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)
2899 3307
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z3 Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Hardtop
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar 5-Link

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