Compare 2007 BMW 3-Series vs 2007 Porsche Boxster

2007 BMW 3-Series
2007 Porsche Boxster
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 20 29 $29,810 $32,400
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 20 29 $29,810 $32,400
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 20 29 $29,810 $32,400
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 20 30 $31,465 $34,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 328xi 19 28 $31,555 $34,300
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $31,555 $34,300
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 20 29 $32,475 $35,300
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 20 29 $32,475 $35,300
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328xi 19 28 $33,210 $36,100
2-Door Coupe AWD 328xi 19 28 $34,130 $37,100
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $34,130 $37,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 29 $35,790 $38,900
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 29 $37,535 $40,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 335xi N/A N/A $37,535 $40,800
2-Door Convertible 328i 19 29 $39,745 $43,200
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 19 29 $39,745 $43,200
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $45,170 $49,100
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 29 $39,748 $45,600
2-Door Roadster S 19 27 $48,415 $55,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,810
$39,748
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,400
$45,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$540 / month
$760 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.2 171.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 9.5
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)
11.8 x 0.79 11.78 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.94 11.73 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3340 2877
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
MPI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 201 @ 4600-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 245 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.43
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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