Compare 1999 BMW Z3 vs 1999 Chevrolet Corvette

1999 BMW Z3
1999 Chevrolet Corvette
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Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L 20 27 $26,555 $29,950
Z3 2-Door Coupe 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
M 2-Door Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $36,795 $41,800
M 2-Door Roadster 3.2L 19 26 $37,575 $42,700
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2-Door Hardtop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Hardtop 18 28 $33,530 $38,320
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $33,967 $38,820
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $39,567 $45,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,555
$33,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,950
$38,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$639 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
47.0 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
158.5 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
50.9 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
96.3 104.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
55.6 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 1.44
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 24.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.02
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 19.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.46
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR16 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR16 P275/40ZR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2899 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5500 345 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3500 350 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Displacement
2.5L/152 5.7L/346
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 11.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z3 Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Hardtop
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent

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