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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 20 28 $51,567 $59,100
2-Door Coupe 23 32 $43,075 $49,400
2-Door Coupe S Design Edition 20 28 $61,102 $69,900
2-Door Coupe S Sport 20 28 $61,102 $69,900
2-Door Roadster 3.0i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.0si 18 28 $37,445 $40,700
2-Door Coupe M 15 22 $46,370 $50,400
2-Door Roadster 3.0i 18 28 $33,765 $36,700
2-Door Roadster 3.0si 18 28 $39,285 $42,700
2-Door Roadster M 15 22 $48,210 $52,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,075
$33,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,400
$36,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$823 / month
$612 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Porsche Cayman can be just as much of a blast to drive as the flagship 911 sports car; if you watch the options, it’s a deal, too. The 2008 BMW Z4 coupe and roadster are fun cars, but the M versions are truly memorable.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 52.5
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 47.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.4 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 95.1 98.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 58.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.1 161.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.2 8.5-9.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.73 x 0.94 11.8 x - TBD -
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) 11.78 x 0.79 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 32.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55ZR/17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50ZR/17 P225/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866 3020
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 6500 215 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas I6
Fuel System SMFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 201 @ 4600-6000 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.7L/164 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.44 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 4.32
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Porsche Cayman BMW Z4
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Central Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
 
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