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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 Roadster 5-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 20 29 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 18 26 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S 18 26 $45,001 $51,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S 17 26 $45,001 $51,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$119,825
$37,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$131,500
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2192 / month
$710 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 51.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.7 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 98.6 95.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 170.0 170.1
Height, Overall (in) 51.8 50.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.1 9.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.8
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 - 11.7 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.3 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.9
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/45WR18 P205/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/40WR18 P225/50ZR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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 2811
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
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
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 368 @ 3800 192 @ 4750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/302 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 394 @ 6600 228 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 3.50
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.43
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.53 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name BMW Z8 Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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