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Compare 2013 Audi TT vs 2013 BMW Z4 vs 2013 Porsche Boxster

2013 Audi TT
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2013 BMW Z4
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2013 Porsche Boxster
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Select style
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $35,945 $38,650
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $35,945 $38,650
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $38,735 $41,650
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $38,735 $41,650
TT RS 2-Door Coupe MT quattro 2.5T 18 25 $53,196 $57,200
TTS 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $44,035 $47,350
TTS 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $44,035 $47,350
TTS 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $46,825 $50,350
TTS 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $46,825 $50,350
Select style
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $43,560 $47,350
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $50,740 $55,150
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $59,065 $64,200
Select style
2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 20 30 $44,550 $49,500
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S N/A N/A $54,810 $60,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,945
$43,560
$44,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,650
$47,350
$49,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$644 / month
$789 / month
$825 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Audi TT RS is the star on track, but all TT models offer fun and efficiency, plus a welcome dash of style. The 2013 BMW Z4 is spirited and purposeful, and balances fun and comfort quite well, but it's pricier than other roadsters. The 2013 Porsche Boxster is one of the most fun, stylish, and luxurious roadsters available.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two Seaters Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.5 - -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.200 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.3 - -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.300 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
73.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
32.6 - -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 50.800 50.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 - TBD - 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 98.300 97.400
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.500 70.900
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 59.500 60.100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.100 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
164.5 167.000 172.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 10.900/6.400 9.880
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.800 x 0.800 11.771 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr 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 - TBD - 13.000 x 0.900 12.401 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.500 16.900
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.000 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 14.400 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.96 35.100 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17 P265/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17 P235/45ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 3307 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 17 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 8.700 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 240 @ 5000 265 @ 6700
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Flat-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1600 260 @ 1250 - 4800 206 @ 4500-6500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122 2.7L/165
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.264 3.350 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.792 2.060 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA 480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.769/3.444 3.080 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.829 1.000 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.686 0.680 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.923 3.680 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.185 1.310 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.862 0.810 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi TT BMW Z4 Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.1 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) 7 - TBD -

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