Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 1997 BMW 8-Series vs 1997 BMW 3-Series

1997 BMW 8-Series Change
1997 BMW 3-Series Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 840CIA 2-Door Coupe
Switch Style

Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 850ciA 14 20 $81,885 $94,700
2-Door Coupe 840ciA 15 20 $66,265 $75,700
318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,265
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,700
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1262 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.2 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 35.9 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.3 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 34.7 37.0
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 52.8 54.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.5 15.0
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - 11.3 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) 12.8 x - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 13.7
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50R16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/50R16 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size P235/50R16 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4167 2,833
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 3900 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.4L/268 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 282 @ 5700 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57 2.86
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.51 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.68 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.81 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 8 Series BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Five-Link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.
Advertisement