Compare 2002 BMW Z8 vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2002 BMW Z8
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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Z8 2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z8 Z8 2-Door Roadster 13 21 $118,460 $130,000
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $77,934 $83,800
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L Silver Arrow 16 23 $80,259 $86,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,923 $128,950
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L Silver Arrow 13 19 $123,643 $132,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$118,460
$77,934
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$130,000
$83,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2167 / month
$1397 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
51.1 50.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.9 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
98.6 99.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 177.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 7.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.5 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR18 245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR18 275/35ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3494 4125
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
368 @ 3800 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/301 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
394 @ 6600 302 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
BMW Z8 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Type Lower Control Arms
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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