Compare 2016 BMW Z4 vs 2016 Chevrolet Corvette

2016 BMW Z4
2016 Chevrolet Corvette
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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
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2-Door Stingray Conv w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/1LT 17 29 $55,242 $59,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/2LT 17 29 $55,242 $59,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/3LT 17 29 $55,242 $59,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LT 17 29 $51,522 $55,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LT 17 29 $51,522 $55,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/3LT 17 29 $51,522 $55,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Conv w/1LT 17 29 $59,892 $64,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Conv w/2LT 17 29 $59,892 $64,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Conv w/3LT 17 29 $59,892 $64,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Coupe w/1LT 17 29 $56,172 $60,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Coupe w/2LT 17 29 $56,172 $60,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Coupe w/3LT 17 29 $56,172 $60,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Conv w/1LZ 15 22 $77,562 $83,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Conv w/2LZ 15 22 $77,562 $83,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Conv w/3LZ 15 22 $77,562 $83,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Coupe w/1LZ 15 22 $73,842 $79,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Coupe w/2LZ 15 22 $73,842 $79,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Coupe w/3LZ 15 22 $73,842 $79,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,225
$55,242
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,700
$59,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$828 / month
$990 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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 2016 Chevrolet Corvette's exceptional performance, style, comfort, and features, as well as its choice of high-power engines and body styles, adds up to an impressive sports car and grand tourer in one—and a car that won't break the bank.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.90
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 55.20
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.00
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 52
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.70
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.70
Wheelbase (in)
98.3 106.70
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 73.90
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 63.00
Length, Overall (in)
166.9 176.90
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 48.9
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8 10.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 13.3 x 0.90
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 12.0 - 16.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.53
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA XBK
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XBK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3362
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 19 x 10
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1450 460 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LT1
Displacement
2.0 L/122 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 455 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.78
Trans Order Code
ZMT MEP
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.42
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.68 2.66
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.42
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.30
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.35 2.90
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
Roadster Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Transverse Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Transverse Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short/Long Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 11.3

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