Compare 2003 BMW Z8 vs 2003 Porsche Boxster

2003 BMW Z8
2003 Porsche Boxster
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Z8 2-Door Roadster
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
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2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 51.7
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 50.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 9.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.9
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3600 2811
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
394 @ 6600 228 @ 6300
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 29
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
BMW Z8 Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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