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Here's how the 2001 BMW Z3 and the 2001 Porsche Boxster measure up.
Z3 2dr Roadster 2.5i
$31,300
Starting MSRP
2dr Roadster 5-Spd Manual
$42,100
Starting MSRP

Overview

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

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

217.0-hp, 2.7-liter, Flat 6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
159.4" length, 49.8" height 171.0" length, 50.8" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Tanin Red

Impala Brown

Topaz

Sand

Black

Metropol Blue

Black

Graphite Grey

Savanna Beige

Camel

Ash Black

Nephrite Green

Agate / Quartz

Boxster Red

Ebony

Cinnamon Brown

Onyx

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

A/T

5-Speed A/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in 16 x 7 in -
Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in 16 x 6 in -
Spare Wheel Material
N/A N/A -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Size
N/A N/A -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum -

Electrical

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

Engine

Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas Flat 6-cyl -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 217 @ 6500 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 192 @ 4500 -
Displacement
2.5/152 2.7L/164 -

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
364.50 mi 473.20 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG 20 MPG -
Cruising Range - City
270.00 mi 338.00 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG 28 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Trailing Arm Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A 11.7 x 0.95 in -
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A 11.5 x 0.8 in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.5 gal 16.9 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.8 ft 35.8 ft -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.98 -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.9 -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P225/50R16 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Front Tire Size
P225/50R16 P205/55R16 -

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2899 lbs 2778 lbs -

Dimensions

Front Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Wheelbase
96.3 in 95.2 in -
Height, Overall
50.9 in 50.8 in -
Front Head Room
37.6 in 38.1 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.5 in 70.1 in -
Track Width, Front
55.6 in 57.5 in -
Second Head Room
N/A N/A -
Passenger Capacity
2 2 -
Min Ground Clearance
N/A 4.1 in -
Track Width, Rear
58.8 in 60.2 in -
Second Shoulder Room
N/A N/A -
Trunk Volume
5.0 ft³ 9.1 ft³ -
Length, Overall
159.4 in 171.0 in -
Passenger Volume
47.0 ft³ N/A -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Front Leg Room
41.8 in 41.6 in -
Second Leg Room
N/A N/A -
Front Shoulder Room
51.7 in 51.7 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A -

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