Compare 2010 Audi TT vs 2011 BMW Z4 vs 2010 Porsche Boxster

2010 Audi TT
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2011 BMW Z4
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2010 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $35,154 $37,800
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $35,154 $37,800
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $35,154 $37,800
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $37,944 $40,800
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $37,944 $40,800
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $37,944 $40,800
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2-Door Roadster sDrive30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive30i 18 28 $43,655 $47,450
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $49,080 $53,350
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $57,500 $62,500
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 19 27 $42,660 $47,600
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,020 $58,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,154
$43,655
$42,660
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,800
$47,450
$47,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$630 / month
$791 / month
$793 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its uprated edition and more muscular styling, the 2010 Audi TT edges closer to the border between sporty cars and true sports cars. 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. The 2010 Porsche Boxster is a fun, attractive, and capable roadster-everything you want it to be.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
32.6 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.5 - -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.2 33.5
Passenger Capacity
4 2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
29.3 - -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 39.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
73.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
164.5 167.0 172.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 50.8 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 98.3 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 59.5 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 10.9/6.4 9.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.5 11.8 x 0.8 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.0 13.0 x 0.9 12.5 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.53 14.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 14.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.96 35.1 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3153 3241 2943
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 147 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 255 @ 6600 255 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I4 Gas I6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
TFSI Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 220 @ 2600 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.31 1.40
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.81 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.19 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.01 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.14 4.27 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
NA Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.70 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.50 3.66
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi TT BMW Z4 Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Cpe 2 Dr Conv 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Central Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Strut-Type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Double-Pivot w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.5 8.5

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