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2003 BMW Z8 - Specs

2003 BMW Z8

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BMW Z8 - General Specs
BMW Z8 - Accomodations

BMW Z8 - Engine Specs
BMW Z8 - Transmission

BMW Z8 - Chassis Specs
BMW Z8 - Performance

General BMW Z8
Curb weight, lb. Without hardtop 3494
With hardtop 3554
Weight distribution, front/rear, % 50.2 / 49.8
Track, in. Front 61.1
Rear 61.7
Wheelbase, in. 98.6
Length, in. 173.2
Width, in. 72.0
Height, in. 51.9
Body type Aluminum space frame, aluminum body panels
Aerodynamic drag coefficient With raised softtop 0.43
With hardtop installed 0.39
EPA size classification 2-Seater

Accomodations BMW Z8
Seating capacity, persons 2
Shoulder room, in. 55.2
Headroom, in. (raised softtop) 37.2
Leg room, in. 42.8
EPA interior volume, cu ft. 51.1
EPA cargo volume, cu ft. 5.1

Engine & electrical BMW Z8
Engine type DOHC 32-valve (4-cam) V-8, High-Pressure Double VANOS steplessly variable intake- & exhaust-valve timing, 8 individual electronically controlled throttles with Normal & Sport settings
Bore x stroke, mm/in. 94.0 x 89.0 / 3.70 x 3.50
Displacement, cu in./cc 4941/302
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Power @ rpm, hp SAE net 394 @ 6600
Torque @ rpm, lb-ft. 368 @ 3800
Engine-management system Siemens MS S52 with adaptive knock control, variable valve timing, electronic throttle system, g-sensitive lubrication system, oil-level/temperature sender, catalyst protection & M Dynamic Driving Control included in control strategy
Fuel requirement Premium unleaded
Fuel capacity, U.S. gal. 19.3
Battery capacity, amp-hr. 90
Alternator output, amp./W 120 / 1680

Transmission 6-Speed Manual
Drive system Front engine/rear drive
Transmission Getrag Type D, 6-speed
Gear Ratios
    1st 4.23:1
    2nd 2.53:1
    3rd 1.67:1
    4th 1.23:1
    5th 1.00:1
    6th 0.83:1
  Reverse 3.75:1
Final drive ratio 3.38:1

Chassis BMW Z8
Body/frame construction  
Suspension Front Sport suspension in aluminum; struts, double-pivot lower arms with low-friction balljoints at pivot points, coil springs, twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear Sport suspension; 4-link Integral system with low-friction balljoints at pivots of upper lateral arms, lower lateral arm, twin-tube gas- pressure shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering type Variable-ratio rack & pinion, engine-speed-sensitive power assist
Overall ratio Variable; mean ratio 17.0:1
Turns, lock-to-lock 3.0
Turning circle, ft. 38.7
Brakes 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
Diameter, mm/in. Front 332 / 13.1
Rear 328 / 12.9
Assist Vacuum
Wheels Cast alloy, run-flat design; 18 x 8.0 front / 18 x 9.0 rear
Run-flat tires Run-flat performance radials, 245/45R-18 W-rated front /
275/40R-18 W-rated rear
Stability-enhancement system Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including all-speed traction control, electronic brake proportioning, antilock braking (ABS), Dynamic Brake Control &cornering/avoidance-stability enhancement

Performance Data BMW Z8
Acceleration, 0-60 mph , sec. 4.7
Top speed, mph 155
EPA estimated MPG, city/highway 13 / 21

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