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Selected Style 350C 2-Door Convertible
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
2-Door Roadster sDrive30i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive30i 18 28 $43,655 $47,450
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $49,080 $53,350
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $57,500 $62,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,976
$43,655
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,640
$47,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$791 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 BMW Z4 is an exhilarating sports car, and one of the better choices for touring, but next to other roadsters it's pricey.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.2
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 43.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 167.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 98.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 10.9/6.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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 - 13.0 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 35.1
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3880 3241
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 147
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/210 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 255 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 220 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.31
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.01
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.08 4.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.50
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350C BMW Z4
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Dr Conv
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Central Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Double-Pivot
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.5
 
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