Road Tests Real world tests of GT 86 vs Z4 sDrive35is

Top speed

GT 86
140 mph
Z4 sDrive35is
155 mph

0-100mph

GT 86
17.8 s
Z4 sDrive35is
10.7 s

1/4 mile

GT 86
15.3 s
Z4 sDrive35is
13.1 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Toyota GT 86

Reasons to consider the
Toyota GT 86

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Lighter curb weight 2,596 lb vs 3,531 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of BMW Z4 sDrive35is

Reasons to consider the
BMW Z4 sDrive35is

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A lot faster to 100mph 10.7 s vs 17.8 s Around 40% faster to 100mph
A lot faster in the quarter mile 13.1 s vs 15.3 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
More torque 370 ft-lb vs 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM Around 2.5x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 155 mph vs 140 mph 15 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 335 HP vs 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 70% stronger engine
Much faster to 200kph 17.2 s vs 31.2 s Around 45% faster to 200kph
Bigger engine 3,000 cc vs 2,000 cc 50% bigger engine
Great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:16.10 vs 1:19.40 Around 5% great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT 86  vs
Z4 sDrive35is 
Brand Toyota BMW
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.18 lb/hp 10.54 lb/hp
Maximum hp 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM 335 HP
Maximum torque 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM 370 ft-lb
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 3,000 cc
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,596 lb 3,531 lb

road tests

GT 86  vs
Z4 sDrive35is 
Top speed 140 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 15.3 s 13.1 s
0-100mph 17.8 s 10.7 s
0-200kph 31.2 s 17.2 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:19.40 1:16.10

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Toyota GT 86
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BMW Z4 sDrive35is
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