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BMW Z4 Roadster
2020 BMW Z4 Roadster
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$49,700
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.8
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Porsche 718 Boxster
2019 Porsche 718 Boxster
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$59,000
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8.8
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$3,210)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.7 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Trunk Volume
9.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
9.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
300 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
280 lb-ft @ 1950 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$3,210)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.1 ft
36.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 9"
18" x 9.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Strut

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45VR18
P235/45ZR18
Rear Tire
P255/40VR18
P265/45ZR18

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
24 MPG
City
24 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
32 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.7 gallons
14.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
328.8 miles
298.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
438.4 miles
397.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
170.7 in
172.4 in
Height
51.4 in
50.4 in
Max Width
73.4 in
70.9 in
Front Width
63.7 in
59.6 in
Rear Width
63.5 in
60.3 in
Wheelbase
97.2 in
97.4 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
4.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
2 seater
2 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
38.9 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.3 in
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,287 lbs
2,944 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
9.9 ft³
9.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Alpine White
  • Black
  • Guards Red
  • Racing Yellow
  • White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Misano Blue Metallic
  • San Francisco Red Metallic
  • Agate Grey Metallic
  • Carrara White Metallic
  • GT Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Carmine Red
  • Chalk
  • Lava Orange
  • Miami Blue
  • Custom Color Metallic
  • Custom Color

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Seat Upholstery
  • Agate Grey, Leather Seat Trim
  • Agate Grey, Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Partial Leather Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Alcantara/Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Black, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Cognac, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Magma Red, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Agate Grey, Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Package
  • Black, Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Package
  • Black/Bordeaux Red, Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Pkg
  • Black/Chalk, Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Pkg
  • Black/Luxor Beige, Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Pkg
  • Agate Grey, Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Black/Dark Silver, Lthr Seat Trim w/Sport-Tex Centers & Lthr Interior
  • Graphite Blue/Chalk, Lthr Seat Trim w/Sport-Tex Centers & Lthr Interior
  • Black/Bordeaux Red, Special Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Black/Chalk, Special Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Black/Luxor Beige, Special Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Bordeaux Red, Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Graphite Blue, Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Espresso, Natural Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Color to Sample, Color to Sample Leather Seat Trim
  • Espresso/Cognac, Two-Tone Natural Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Int

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Satellite Radio
Optional
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Optional
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Optional
Standard
Leather Seats
Optional
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Optional
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Optional

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Optional
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Optional
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Optional
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Optional
Optional
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Optional
Optional
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Optional
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles