Compare 2002 BMW Z3 vs 2002 Chevrolet Corvette

2002 BMW Z3
2002 Chevrolet Corvette
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Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5i 20 27 $28,645 $31,300
Z3 2-Door Coupe 3.0i 21 29 $34,465 $37,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 3.0i 21 29 $34,650 $37,900
2-Door Coupe M 3.2L 17 25 $41,100 $44,990
2-Door Roadster M 3.2L 17 25 $42,010 $45,990
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $36,470 $41,680
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $42,179 $48,205
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $44,126 $50,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,645
$36,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,300
$41,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$695 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
47.0 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.7
Length, Overall (in)
159.4 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
50.9 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
96.3 104.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
55.6 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 24.8
Brakes
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
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.27
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R16 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2899 3214
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Displacement
2.5/152 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 350 @ 4000
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z3 Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Trailing Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Type Independent

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