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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
3-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
5-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual SE 19 27 $29,703 $31,700
5-Door HB Automatic SE 19 27 $30,640 $32,700
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 25 $33,620 $37,750
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 25 $36,610 $39,450
2-Door Convertible Manual 20 27 $36,610 $39,450
2-Door Convertible Manual SE 19 27 $39,899 $42,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE 19 25 $40,830 $43,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,555
$24,346
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,950
$25,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$432 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 52.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 47.0 89.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 52.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.6
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.6
Second Head Room (in) - 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 67.4
Track Width, Front (in) 55.6 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 158.5 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 50.9 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 56.8
Wheelbase (in) 96.3 102.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 21.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 11.26 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
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 - 11.34 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50VR16 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2899 2990
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 65
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 3500 194 @ 2100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5500 185 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 4.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 3.38
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.18
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.04 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 1.76
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name BMW Z3 Saab 9-3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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