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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 Roadster w/Tiptronic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,555
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,950
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$683 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 47.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 55.6 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 158.5 171.0
Height, Overall (in) 50.9 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 96.3 95.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 9.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 11.50 x 0.80
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
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 - 11.74 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 17.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR16 P225/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50VR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2899 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 3500 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/153
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5500 201 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 3.66
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Tiptronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.04 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 2.00
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name BMW Z3 Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Independent
 
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