Compare 1999 BMW 3-Series vs 1999 Porsche Boxster

1999 BMW 3-Series
1999 Porsche Boxster
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3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
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2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,100
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,300
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$683 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
165.7 171.0
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 95.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 9.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.74 x 0.95
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 - 11.50 x 0.80
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 17.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50WR16 P225/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50WR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/50WR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2866 2866
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 120
Engine
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.5L/153
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Tiptronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Porsche Boxster
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent

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