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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
2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $38,180 $43,635
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $44,218 $50,535
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $45,005 $51,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$119,825
$38,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$131,500
$43,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2192 / month
$727 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 51.0 51.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.7 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 98.6 104.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.7
Length, Overall (in) 170.0 179.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.8 47.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.1 24.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.27
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) 13.1 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.3 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.3
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/45WR18 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA XGG
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/40WR18 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA YGH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3600 3214
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.0 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 500
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 368 @ 3800 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA LS1
Displacement 5.0L/302 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 394 @ 6600 350 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.53 1.63
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 3.06
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.00
Trans Type 6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.29
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name BMW Z8 Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Strut Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
 
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