Compare 1997 BMW 8-Series vs 1997 Dodge Viper SRT

1997 BMW 8-Series
1997 Dodge Viper SRT
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2-Door Coupe 840ciA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 840ciA 15 20 $66,265 $75,700
2-Door Coupe 850ciA 14 20 $81,885 $94,700
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2-Door RT/10 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door GTS Coupe 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
2-Door RT/10 Roadster 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,265
$59,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,700
$66,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1262 / month
$1100 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
35.9 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 175.1
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 96.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.5 6.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.87
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)
12.8 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 40.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R16 P275/40ZR17
Spare Tire Size
P235/50R16 T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R16 P335/35ZR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4167 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 x 13
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 x 10
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10
Fuel System
EFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3900 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 8.0L/488
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
282 @ 5700 450 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name
BMW 8 Series Dodge Viper
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar Coil-Shock Units

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