Compare 1997 BMW 3-Series vs 1997 BMW 5-Series

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1997 BMW 5-Series
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3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
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4-Door Sedan Manual 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 19 28 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $43,700 $49,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $45,840 $52,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,215
$34,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,390
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 34.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.0 92.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
165.7 188.0
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 111.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 11.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P225/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P225/60R15
Spare Tire Size
P185/65R15 P225/60R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2,833 3450
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 140
Engine
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 190 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.49
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 4.20
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.66
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series BMW 5 Series
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent

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