Compare 1999 BMW Z3 vs 1999 Porsche Boxster

1999 BMW Z3
1999 Porsche Boxster
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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 Roadster w/Tiptronic
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
55.6 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 9.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 17.0
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.98
Tires
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
Spare 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3500 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
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/
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z3 Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent

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