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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 21 29 $38,688 $41,600
2-Door Cabriolet 3.2L 19 28 $44,733 $48,100
2-Door Coupe 4.3L 18 25 $45,663 $49,100
2-Door Cabriolet 4.3L 17 24 $51,708 $55,600
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L 20 27 $28,330 $31,300
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $33,370 $36,900
2-Door Roadster M 3.2L 19 26 $38,590 $42,700
Z3 2-Door Coupe 2.8L 19 26 $33,055 $36,550
2-Door Coupe M 3.2L 19 26 $37,780 $41,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,688
$28,330
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,600
$31,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$693 / month
$522 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 45.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.6 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 -
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81 47.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.2 159.4
Height, Overall (in) 54.0 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 96.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 55.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 5.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x .39 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 13.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.85 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55HR16 P225/50VR16
Spare Tire Size 205/55HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/55HR16 P225/50VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3240 2899
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 229 @ 3000-4600 181 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 5700 170 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 27
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.23
Clutch Size (in) N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class BMW Z3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Semi-Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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