Compare 2008 BMW Z4 vs 2008 Honda S2000

2008 BMW Z4
2008 Honda S2000
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2-Door Roadster 3.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 3.0i 18 28 $33,765 $36,700
2-Door Coupe 3.0si 18 28 $37,445 $40,700
2-Door Roadster 3.0si 18 28 $39,285 $42,700
2-Door Coupe M 15 22 $46,370 $50,400
2-Door Roadster M 15 22 $48,210 $52,400
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $31,069 $34,300
2-Door Convertible CR 18 25 $32,876 $36,300
2-Door Convertible w/Air Conditioning CR 18 25 $33,780 $37,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,765
$31,069
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,700
$34,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$612 / month
$572 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 BMW Z4 coupe and roadster are fun cars, but the M versions are truly memorable. The 2008 Honda S2000 is a purist's sports car, with the resulting compromises in room and refinement.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 50.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
47.6 44.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 50.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
98.2 94.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 162.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5-9.2 5.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
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)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P245/40WR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3020 2864
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 237 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 162 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.2L/132
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.13
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.48
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Honda S2000
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Central Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone

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