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2-Door Roadster sDrive30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive30i 18 28 $43,655 $47,450
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $49,080 $53,350
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $57,500 $62,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$43,655
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$47,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$791 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 BMW Z4 is an exhilarating sports car, and one of the better choices for touring, but next to other roadsters it's pricey.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.2
Passenger Capacity
- 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
- 98.3
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 167.0
Height, Overall (in)
- 50.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.9/6.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
- Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.0 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.1
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
- P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3241
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
- Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 147
Engine
Displacement
- 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 255 @ 6600
Engine Type
- Gas I6
Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 220 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.31
Trans Type
- 6
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.01
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.50
Summary
Vehicle Name
- BMW Z4
Body Style
- 2 Dr Conv
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- Central Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Double-Pivot
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.5

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