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Selected Style Z8 2-Door Roadster
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z8 2-Door Roadster 13 21 $119,825 $131,500
Z8 2-Door Roadster Alpina 14 21 $124,740 $136,900
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,555 $35,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $42,475 $46,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 26 $33,555 $36,700
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $39,200 $42,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,755 $54,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,050 $29,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $31,830 $34,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $33,420 $36,550
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,415 $32,150
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$119,825
$25,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$131,500
$27,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2192 / month
$463 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 56.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 51.0 91
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 54.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.2
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.6
Second Hip Room (in) - 56.6
Second Head Room (in) - 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 58
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 170.0 176.0
Height, Overall (in) 51.8 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.7 58
Wheelbase (in) 98.6 107.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.1 11.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.3 16.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/40WR18 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45WR18 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3600 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 368 @ 3800 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/302 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 394 @ 6600 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 4.23
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.66
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.53 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW Z8 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Type Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Multi-Link
 
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