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 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
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.0 101.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 208.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 18.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 16.95
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T31
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/60R16
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3868
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 275 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 275 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA 99V
Displacement
2.5/152 4.6L/281
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lincoln Continental
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
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

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