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
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 50.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 50.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5-9.2 5.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3020 2864
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 237 @ 7800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Honda S2000
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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