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Selected Style Z4 2-Door Roadster 2.5i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 2-Door Roadster 2.5i 20 28 $30,280 $33,100
Z4 2-Door Roadster 3.0i 21 29 $36,790 $40,250
4-Door Sedan Linear
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible SE 22 32 $37,395 $39,995
4-Door Sedan Linear 23 31 $24,524 $25,995
4-Door Sedan Arc 22 30 $28,387 $30,090
4-Door Sedan Vector 22 30 $30,677 $32,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,280
$24,524
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,100
$25,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$552 / month
$433 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 57.0 90.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 56.3
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) - 35.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 54.5
Second Head Room (in) - 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 161.0 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 50.1 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 98.2 105.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.0 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 15
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.25 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.0 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/50R16 P215/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/50R16 P215/55R15
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2932 3175
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.5/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6000 175 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI Turbocharged MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 3500 195 @ 2500-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA MAN
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW Z4 Saab 9-3
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower Arms w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Central Link 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Transverse Links w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Type MacPherson Strut
 
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