Compare 2021 BMW Z4 vs 2021 Porsche 718

2021 BMW Z4
2021 Porsche 718
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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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25 Years Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
718 Boxster 25 Years Roadster N/A N/A N/A $98,600
718 Boxster GTS 4.0 Roadster 17 24 N/A $88,900
718 Boxster Roadster N/A N/A N/A $62,000
718 Boxster S Roadster 19 24 N/A $74,000
718 Boxster T Roadster 20 26 N/A $71,000
718 Cayman Coupe 20 26 N/A $59,900
718 Cayman GT4 Coupe 17 23 N/A $100,200
718 Cayman GTS 4.0 Coupe 17 24 N/A $86,800
718 Cayman S Coupe 19 24 N/A $71,900
718 Cayman T Coupe 20 26 N/A $68,900

Pricing

Invoice Price

$46,720
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$49,700
$98,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$828 / month
$1643 / 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. The Porsche 718 is a joy to drive in any form and additional performance equipment makes it a track star.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg Coming Soon

Highway

32 mpg Coming Soon

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Two Seaters Two Seaters

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in)

38.9 -

Passenger Capacity

2 2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.3 -

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 -

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.5 60.4

Wheelbase (in)

97.2 97.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.4 70.9

Track Width, Front (in)

63.7 60.1

Length, Overall (in)

170.7 172.9

Height, Overall (in)

51.4 50.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 4.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

9.9 4.4

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 13

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 13.8

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 16.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.1 36.1

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P255/40VR18 P265/35ZR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/45VR18 P235/35ZR20

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3287 3156

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 20 X 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 9 20 X 10.5

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

170 -

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

295 @ 1550 309 @ 5000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 4.0 L/244

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

255 @ 5000 394 @ 7000

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 - TBD -

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 - TBD -

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

32 - TBD -

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 1.95

Trans Order Code

2TB 480

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.72 1.13

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 NA

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.81

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.25 3.31

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.15 3.89

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.17 1.41

Trans Type

8 6

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.32 0.95

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 -

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.71 3.00

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW Z4 Porsche 718 Boxster

Body Style

Roadster Convertible

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.4 - TBD -

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