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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
4-Door Sedan Linear
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible SE 22 32 $37,395 $39,995
4-Door Sedan Linear 23 31 $24,524 $25,995
4-Door Sedan Arc 22 30 $28,387 $30,090
4-Door Sedan Vector 22 30 $30,677 $32,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$119,825
$24,524
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$131,500
$25,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2192 / month
$433 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 54.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 51.0 90.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 56.3
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 35.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 54.5
Second Head Room (in) - 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 170.0 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 51.8 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.7 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 98.6 105.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.1 15
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x - TBD - 11.4 x - TBD -
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 - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.3 16.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P275/40WR18 P215/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/45WR18 P215/55R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3600 3175
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
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 Turbocharged MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 368 @ 3800 195 @ 2500-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/302 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 394 @ 6600 175 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.53 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA MAN
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW Z8 Saab 9-3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link 4-link
 
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