Compare 2015 BMW 3-Series vs 2014 INFINITI Q50

2015 BMW 3-Series
2014 INFINITI Q50
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 45 $36,380 $39,000
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $38,220 $41,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $39,095 $41,950
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $40,475 $43,450
4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 335i 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $46,640 $50,150
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 20 29 $34,550 $37,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 27 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan RWD Premium 20 29 $37,200 $40,000
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 19 27 $38,874 $41,800
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 20 29 $40,595 $43,650
4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid Premium 29 36 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan AWD Sport 19 27 $42,269 $45,450
4-Door Sedan AWD Hybrid Premium 28 35 $42,966 $46,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid Sport 28 34 $43,524 $46,800
4-Door Sedan AWD Hybrid Sport 27 31 $45,198 $48,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,815
$34,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,950
$37,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$549 / month
$619 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW 3-Series lineup is a sport sedan at heart, but with Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo (hatchback) models, it's a lot more than that. With a hot new look, a Hybrid, some world-first technology, and much-improved cabin refinement--combined with a sharp, eager driving character--the 2014 Infiniti Q50 seeks new sport-sedan believers.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42 44.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 113.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 59.8
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 188.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 13.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6
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)
15.8 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3574
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 269 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.7 L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 328 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.19
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.92
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.04
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series INFINITI Q50
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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