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Here's how the 1999 Porsche Boxster and the 1999 BMW Z3 measure up.
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2dr Roadster w/Tiptronic
$41,000
Starting MSRP
Z3 2dr Roadster 2.5L
$29,950
Starting MSRP

Overview

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

201.0-hp, 2.5-liter, Flat 6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
171.0" length, 50.8" height 158.5" length, 50.9" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Savanna Beige

Boxster Red

Graphite Grey

Metropol Blue

Black

Agate

Nephrite Green

Tanin Red

Sand

Gray

Green

Violet

Black

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Transmissions

Transmissions

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

5-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater -

Wheels

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

Electrical

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

Engine

Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas 6-Cyl -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4500 181 @ 3500 -
Displacement
2.5L/153 2.5L/152 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6000 170 @ 5500 -

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
408.00 mi 364.50 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG 27 MPG -
Cruising Range - City
289.00 mi 270.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG 20 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil Spring -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Anti-Roll Bar -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Spring -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Anti-Roll Bar -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.74 x 0.95 in 11.3 x -TBD- in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.50 x 0.80 in 10.7 x -TBD- in -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

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

Steering

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

Tires

Spare Tire Size
N/A Compact -
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/50VR16 -
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P225/50VR16 -

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2866 lbs 2899 lbs -

Dimensions

Second Head Room
N/A N/A -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Track Width, Front
57.5 in 55.6 in -
Front Shoulder Room
51.7 in 51.7 in -
Passenger Capacity
2 2 -
Height, Overall
50.8 in 50.9 in -
Second Shoulder Room
N/A N/A -
Wheelbase
95.2 in 96.3 in -
Length, Overall
171.0 in 158.5 in -
Second Leg Room
N/A N/A -
Passenger Volume
N/A 47.0 ft³ -
Trunk Volume
9.1 ft³ 5.0 ft³ -
Front Head Room
38.1 in 37.6 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in 68.5 in -
Min Ground Clearance
4.1 in N/A -
Front Leg Room
41.6 in 41.8 in -
Front Hip Room
N/A 54.1 in -
Track Width, Rear
60.2 in 58.8 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -

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