Compare 2001 BMW 3-Series vs 2001 Cadillac Catera

2001 BMW 3-Series
2001 Cadillac Catera
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4-Door Sedan 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 325i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
4-Door Sport Wagon 325i 20 29 $26,620 $29,400
4-Door Sedan 330i 21 30 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $31,650 $34,990
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 20 29 $32,550 $35,990
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 21 30 $38,320 $42,400
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,020 $45,400
2-Door Convertible M3 16 24 $48,220 $53,400
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $28,957 $31,305
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,450
$28,957
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,990
$31,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 37.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 98.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 192.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 14.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.65 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3241 3770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 300
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 192 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA L81
Displacement
2.5/152 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 200 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.49 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.85 2.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Cadillac Catera
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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