Compare 2012 BMW Z4 vs 2012 Audi TT

2012 BMW Z4
2012 Audi TT
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2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 23 34 $44,760 $48,650
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $50,740 $55,150
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $59,065 $64,200
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $38,410 $41,300
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $38,410 $41,300
2-Door Coupe MT quattro 2.5T 18 25 $52,871 $56,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,760
$35,620
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,650
$38,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$811 / month
$638 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 BMW Z4 is a great option for the driver seeking a balance of fun and comfort, making it a great light tourer, but it can quickly become expensive with added options. The 2012 Audi TT gets a burst of testosterone and sports-car cred with a bold new TT RS model; otherwise it's a surprisingly well-rounded (and economical) performer.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.1
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 73.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 47.5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
167.0 164.5
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 53.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
98.3 97.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9/6.4 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.8 11.3 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.9 12.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.4 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 36.0
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
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)
3307 3153
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1250 - 4800 258 @ 1600-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 211 @ 4300-6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.35 3.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.80
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 4.77/3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.68 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.19
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Audi TT
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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