Compare 2013 Porsche Boxster vs 2013 BMW Z4

2013 Porsche Boxster
2013 BMW Z4
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 30 $44,550 $49,500
2-Door Roadster S N/A N/A $54,810 $60,900
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2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $43,560 $47,350
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $50,740 $55,150
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $59,065 $64,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,550
$43,560
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,500
$47,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$825 / month
$789 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Porsche Boxster is one of the most fun, stylish, and luxurious roadsters available. The 2013 BMW Z4 is spirited and purposeful, and balances fun and comfort quite well, but it's pricier than other roadsters.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 53.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.200
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.100 59.500
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.100
Length, Overall (in)
172.200 167.000
Height, Overall (in)
50.500 50.800
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
97.400 98.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.900 70.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.880 10.900/6.400
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.401 x - TBD - 13.000 x 0.900
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)
11.771 x - TBD - 11.800 x 0.800
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 14.500
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.000
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1-13.8 14.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 35.100
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/45ZR18 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45ZR18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2888 3307
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.700
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat-6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
206 @ 4500-6500 260 @ 1250 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/165 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6700 240 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.080
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.680
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.680
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.310
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.810
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.350
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.060
Trans Order Code
480 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Porsche Boxster BMW Z4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7

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