Compare 2017 Audi TT vs 2016 BMW Z4 vs 2017 Porsche 718

2017 Audi TT
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2016 BMW Z4
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2017 Porsche 718
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Select style
2.0 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI 23 30 $40,456 $43,500
Select style
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $46,225 $49,700
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 17 24 $53,400 $57,500
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $61,540 $66,350
Select style
Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
718 Boxster Roadster 21 28 N/A $56,000
718 Boxster S Roadster 20 26 N/A $68,400
718 Cayman Coupe 21 28 N/A $53,900
718 Cayman S Coupe 20 26 N/A $66,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,456
$46,225
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,500
$49,700
$56,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$725 / month
$828 / month
$933 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi TT isn't quite a pure sports car, but its driver-centric interior design, leaner driving character, and everyday practicality provide an ideal sweet spot for the real world. While it isn't as agile as the Porsche Boxster it is priced against, the 2016 BMW Z4 balances sportiness with comfort and a comfortable cabin. The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman remains some of our favorite performance cars; they're thrilling to drive, and in base form they're exceptional sports car value, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
33.8 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.9 - -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 39.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
28.9 - -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.4 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
98.6 98.3 97.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 70.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 59.5 59.6
Length, Overall (in)
164.7 166.9 172.4
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 50.8 50.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 13 13
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 14.5 14.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.1 36
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40YR18 P225/45VR17 P235/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR18 P225/45VR17 P265/45ZR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3164 3263 2944
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 8 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 170 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1600 260 @ 1450 280 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4500 240 @ 5000 300 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.26 3.35 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.06 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA ZMT 480
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.68 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.68 3.31
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 3.08 3.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.31 1.41
Trans Type
6 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.81 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi TT Coupe BMW Z4 Porsche 718 Boxster
Body Style
quattro Coupe Roadster Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 6.8 7.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 8 9.7

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