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Here's how the 2001 BMW 525 and the 1999 BMW 540 measure up.
Z8 2dr Roadster
$128,000
Starting MSRP
540IA 4dr Sdn 5-Spd Auto
$51,100
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
2-door 4-door -
Seats
2 5 -
Engine

394.0-hp, 4.9-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

282.0-hp, 4.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
173.4" length, 51.9" height 189.2" length, 56.7" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Crema

Savanna Beige

Black

Crema / Black

Sand

Gray

Black

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

5-Speed A/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Two-Seater Compact -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material
N/A Aluminum -
Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in 16 x 7 in -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size
18 x 9.0 in 16 x 7 in -
Spare Wheel Size
N/A 16 x 7 in -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120 -

Engine

Displacement
4.9L/302 4.4L/268 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
368 @ 3800 324 @ 3600 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
394 @ 6600 282 @ 5400 -
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8 -

Mileage

Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
253.50 mi 333.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG 18 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
409.50 mi 444.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG 24 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Type Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Four-link -

Brakes

Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.9 x -TBD- in 11.7 x 0.79 in -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.1 x -TBD- in 12.8 x 1.18 in -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.5 gal 18.5 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.5 17.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft 37.4 ft -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR18 P225/55HR16 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact P225/55HR16 -
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR18 P225/55HR16 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3494 lbs 3803 lbs -

Dimensions

Wheelbase
98.6 in 111.4 in -
Track Width, Front
61.1 in 59.5 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
72 in 70.9 in -
Front Shoulder Room
55.2 in 56.8 in -
Second Head Room
N/A 37.2 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Passenger Capacity
2 5 -
Length, Overall
173.4 in 188.0 in -
Second Shoulder Room
N/A 55.9 in -
Passenger Volume
51.1 ft³ 92.5 ft³ -
Front Leg Room
42.8 in 41.7 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Front Head Room
37.4 in 37.4 in -
Height, Overall
51.9 in 56.5 in -
Min Ground Clearance
N/A N/A -
Second Leg Room
N/A 34.2 in -
Track Width, Rear
61.7 in 60.1 in -
Trunk Volume
5.1 ft³ 11.1 ft³ -
Front Hip Room
N/A N/A -

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