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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 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
2-Door Coupe 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 21 29 $35,320 $40,600
2-Door Cabriolet 19 28 $41,060 $47,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,555
$35,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,950
$40,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$677 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 52.8
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 47.0 80.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 36.9
Second Hip Room (in) - 45.9
Second Head Room (in) - 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 50.4
Second Leg Room (in) - 31.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 50.9 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 58.0
Wheelbase (in) 96.3 105.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 67.8
Track Width, Front (in) 55.6 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 158.5 180.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 11.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 11.3 x .39
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 - 11.7 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50VR16 205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact 205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR16 205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2899 3240
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 100
Engine
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 3500 229 @ 3000-4600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5500 215 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.04 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 3.93
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.49
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name BMW Z3 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
 
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