Compare 2001 BMW 5-Series vs 2001 BMW 3-Series

2001 BMW 5-Series
2001 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $32,020 $35,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 525iA 19 27 $32,020 $35,400
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 27 $33,640 $37,200
4-Door Sport Wagon Automatic 525iAT 19 26 $33,640 $37,200
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $35,620 $39,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 530iA 18 26 $35,620 $39,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 540iA 18 24 $46,150 $51,100
4-Door Sport Wagon Automatic 540iAT 15 21 $48,290 $53,480
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $48,670 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $62,620 $69,400
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,020
$24,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,400
$26,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$590 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 32.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 80.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 45.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 69.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 176.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 54.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 55.9
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 107.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 7.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.87 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.79 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.9 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3241
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
Displacement
2.5 (152) 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.49
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 4.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.66
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

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