Compare 1997 BMW 3-Series vs 1997 INFINITI I30

1997 BMW 3-Series
1997 INFINITI I30
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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 Automatic w/Cloth
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Cloth 21 28 $25,885 $28,800
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Cloth 21 26 $25,885 $28,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Leather 21 28 $26,270 $29,900
4-Door Sedan Manual Touring 21 26 $27,676 $31,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic Touring 21 28 $28,555 $32,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,215
$25,885
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,390
$28,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$480 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.0 99.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
165.7 189.6
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.6 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 14.1
Brakes
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 - 10.8 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.9 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
P185/65R15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2,833 3,159
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16" x 4"
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 190 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.9L/116 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.272
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.545
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.619
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.694
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.785
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.5 x 6.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Infiniti I30
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut

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