Compare 2002 BMW Z8 vs 2002 Porsche Boxster

2002 BMW Z8
2002 Porsche Boxster
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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-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 19 27 $37,121 $42,600
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $45,001 $51,600
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S Tiptronic 17 25 $45,001 $51,600
Boxster 2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 17 25 $37,121 $42,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$118,460
$37,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$130,000
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2167 / month
$710 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
51.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 171.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.9 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
98.6 95.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 11.2
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - 11.7 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.5 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR18 P225/50ZR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR18 P205/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3494 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
368 @ 3800 192 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/301 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
394 @ 6600 217 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.43
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z8 Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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