Compare 2002 BMW 3-Series vs 2002 Lincoln Continental

2002 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $24,820 $27,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $26,415 $28,850
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,640 $29,100
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,005 $29,500
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $28,595 $31,250
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 21 30 $31,090 $33,990
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,000 $34,990
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $32,685 $35,740
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $33,010 $36,100
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $38,745 $42,400
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,930 $45,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,210 $53,900
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 17 25 $35,097 $38,185
4-Door Sedan w/Driver Select System 17 25 $35,641 $38,790
4-Door Sedan w/Personal Security 17 25 $36,528 $39,775
4-Door Sedan w/Luxury Appearance 17 25 $36,636 $39,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,820
$35,097
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,100
$38,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$636 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.0 101.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 109.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 208.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 18.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.55
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 - 11.6 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 41.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 16.95
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P205/55R16 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T31
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T31
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3868
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 750
Engine
Fuel System
EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 275 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA 99V
Displacement
2.5/152 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 275 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Electronic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.77
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 Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.56
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lincoln Continental
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms w/Air springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Struts
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Alum. control arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent

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