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Here's how the 1999 BMW Z3, 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2003 BMW Z4 measure up.
Z3 2dr Roadster 2.5L
$29,950
Starting MSRP
2dr Kompressor Roadster 2.3L
$40,000
Starting MSRP
2dr Conv Cloth Manual
$21,280
Starting MSRP
Z4 2dr Roadster 2.5i
$33,100
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
2-door 2-door 2-door 2-door
Seats
2 2 2 2
Engine

170.0-hp, 2.5-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

185.0-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

142.0-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

184.0-hp, 2.5-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 0 0
Size
158.5" length, 50.9" height 157.3" length, 50.7" height 155.7" length, 48.4" height 161.0" length, 50.1" height
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Tanin Red

Sand

Gray

Green

Violet

Black

Oyster / Charcoal

Salsa / Charcoal

Charcoal

Black

Brownstone

Beige

Red

Black

Maldives Blue

Cinnamon Brown

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed A/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

6-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

5-Speed A/T

5-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater Two Seater Two-Seater

Wheels

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Alloy Alloy
Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in 16 x 7 in 15 x 6 in 16 x 7.0 in
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in Compact in N/A Compact in
Spare Wheel Material
Steel N/A N/A N/A
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in 16 x 8 in 15 x 6 in 16 x 7.0 in

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A 100 N/A N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 N/A 80 120

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3500 200 @ 2500-4800 125 @ 5000 175 @ 3500
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.3L/140 1.8L/110 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5500 185 @ 5300 142 @ 7000 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG 21 MPG 23 MPG 20 MPG
Cruising Range - City
270.00 mi 294.00 mi 292.10 mi 290.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG 30 MPG 28 MPG 28 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy
364.50 mi 420.00 mi 355.60 mi 406.00 mi

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring 5-Link Double Wishbone Central Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Transverse Links
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Strut Type
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms

Brakes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 x -TBD- in 11.0 x .35 in 9.90 x -TBD- in 11.0 x -TBD- in
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x -TBD- in 11.3 x .98 in 10.0 x -TBD- in 11.25 x -TBD- in
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4 Wheel - 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.5 gal 14 gal 12.7 gal 14.5 gal

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating-Ball Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 3.1 2.7 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 15.53 15.1 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.8 ft 34.7 ft 30.2 ft 32.0 ft

Tires

Front Tire Size
P225/50VR16 205/55R16 P195/50VR15 P225/50R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact N/A Compact
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR16 225/50R16 P195/50VR15 P225/50R16

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2899 lbs 2975 lbs 2387 lbs 2932 lbs

Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance
N/A 5.20 in 4.0 in N/A
Second Shoulder Room
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Liftover Height
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Front Shoulder Room
51.7 in 51.7 in 49.7 in 52.5 in
Length, Overall
158.5 in 157.3 in 155.7 in 161.0 in
Second Head Room
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.5 in 67.5 in 66.0 in 70.1 in
Track Width, Front
55.6 in 58.6 in 55.7 in 58.0 in
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Capacity
2 2 2 2
Second Leg Room
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Trunk Volume
5.0 ft³ 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) ft³ 5.1 ft³ 10.2 ft³
Height, Overall
50.9 in 50.7 in 48.4 in 50.1 in
Front Head Room
37.6 in 37.4 in 37.1 in 37.3 in
Front Hip Room
54.1 in 54.7 in N/A N/A
Wheelbase
96.3 in 94.5 in 89.2 in 98.2 in
Front Leg Room
41.8 in 42.7 in 42.8 in 42.0 in
Track Width, Rear
58.8 in 58.5 in 56.7 in 60.0 in
Passenger Volume
47.0 ft³ 43.8 ft³ 46 ft³ 57.0 ft³

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