Compare 2008 Porsche Cayman vs 2008 BMW Z4

2008 Porsche Cayman
2008 BMW Z4
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 23 32 $43,075 $49,400
2-Door Coupe S 20 28 $51,567 $59,100
2-Door Coupe S Design Edition 20 28 $61,102 $69,900
2-Door Coupe S Sport 20 28 $61,102 $69,900
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2-Door Roadster 3.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 3.0i 18 28 $33,765 $36,700
2-Door Coupe 3.0si 18 28 $37,445 $40,700
2-Door Roadster 3.0si 18 28 $39,285 $42,700
2-Door Coupe M 15 22 $46,370 $50,400
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
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
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 52.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.1 161.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 8.5-9.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50ZR/17 P225/45R17
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2866 3020
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
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
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
Displacement
2.7L/164 3.0L/183
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Cayman BMW Z4
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
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

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