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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 Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $45,035 $48,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $52,395 $56,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $60,535 $65,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,839
$45,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,140
$48,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$786 / month
$816 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 BMW Z4 offers a pleasant balance of luxury, comfort, and sport, but it is at the pricier end of the roadster spectrum.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.1
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Hip Room (in) 43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 53.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.9 -
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 166.9
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 98.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 2.4 8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 13
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 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P225/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3880 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 170
Engine
Displacement 3.5 L/211 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Port/Direct Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.31
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.06
Trans Order Code NA ZMT
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.59 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.68
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.08 3.08
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350C BMW Z4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 6.9
 
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