Compare 2021 BMW Z4 vs 2021 Chevrolet Corvette

2021 BMW Z4
2021 Chevrolet Corvette
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sDrive30i Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 sDrive30i Roadster 25 32 $46,720 $49,700
Z4 sDriveM40i Roadster 22 30 $59,740 $63,700
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2-Door Stingray Conv w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/1LT 15 27 $62,951 $67,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/2LT 15 27 $69,302 $74,200
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/3LT 15 27 $73,645 $78,850
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LT 15 27 $55,946 $59,900
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LT 15 27 $62,764 $67,200
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/3LT 15 27 $67,107 $71,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,720
$62,951
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,700
$67,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$828 / month
$1123 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW Z4 begs for a sunny-day romp like few other cars. Dollar for dollar, the $59,995 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is the best performance value around.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.9
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 107.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 76.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 64.9
Length, Overall (in)
170.7 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
51.4 48.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 12.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 13.3 x 1.02
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)
NA 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)
13.7 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/40VR18 305/30ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA XFN
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 245/35ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XFN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3287 3467
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 20 x 11
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
295 @ 1550 465 @ 5150
Engine Order Code
NA LT2
Displacement
2.0 L/122 6.2L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 490 @ 6450
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
2TB M1L
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 - TBD -
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
Roadster Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short/Long Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 9.4
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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