Compare 1999 BMW Z3 vs 1999 Saab 9-3

1999 BMW Z3
1999 Saab 9-3
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Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L 20 27 $26,555 $29,950
Z3 2-Door Coupe 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
M 2-Door Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $36,795 $41,800
M 2-Door Roadster 3.2L 19 26 $37,575 $42,700
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3-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
5-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual SE 19 27 $29,703 $31,700
5-Door HB Automatic SE 19 27 $30,640 $32,700
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 25 $33,620 $37,750
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 25 $36,610 $39,450
2-Door Convertible Manual 20 27 $36,610 $39,450
2-Door Convertible Manual SE 19 27 $39,899 $42,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE 19 25 $40,830 $43,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,555
$24,346
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,950
$25,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 52.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
47.0 89.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.4
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.6
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 67.4
Track Width, Front (in)
55.6 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
158.5 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
50.9 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 56.8
Wheelbase (in)
96.3 102.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 21.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - 11.26 x - TBD -
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)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.34 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR16 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2899 2990
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 65
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3500 194 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5500 185 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.18
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.76
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW Z3 Saab 9-3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring Torsion Beam

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