Compare 2003 BMW Z8 vs 2003 Saab 9-3

2003 BMW Z8
2003 Saab 9-3
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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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4-Door Sedan Linear
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
2-Door Convertible SE 22 32 $37,395 $39,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$119,825
$24,524
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$131,500
$25,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2192 / month
$433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 56.3
Passenger Capacity
2 5
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
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
98.6 105.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 15
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 - 11.4 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/45WR18 P215/55R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P275/40WR18 P215/55R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3600 3175
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 15 x - TBD -
Front 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
394 @ 6600 175 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 31
Transmission
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
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 -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW Z8 Saab 9-3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link 4-link
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

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