Compare 2002 BMW Z3 vs 2002 Saab 9-3

2002 BMW Z3
2002 Saab 9-3
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Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5i 20 27 $28,645 $31,300
Z3 2-Door Coupe 3.0i 21 29 $34,465 $37,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 3.0i 21 29 $34,650 $37,900
2-Door Coupe M 3.2L 17 25 $41,100 $44,990
2-Door Roadster M 3.2L 17 25 $42,010 $45,990
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5-Door HB SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB SE 23 33 $26,409 $27,995
3-Door HB Viggen 19 28 $35,057 $38,095
5-Door HB Viggen 19 28 $35,057 $38,095
2-Door Convertible SE 23 33 $37,405 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Viggen 19 28 $41,405 $44,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,645
$26,409
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,300
$27,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$467 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
47.0 86.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.5
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.6 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.9
Length, Overall (in)
159.4 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
50.9 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 56.8
Wheelbase (in)
96.3 102.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 67.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 21.8
Brakes
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
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - 11.26 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P205/50ZR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R16 P205/50ZR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 165
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2899 3060
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 209 @ 2200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 205 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI Turbo Charged MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
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)
3.46 4.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z3 Saab 9-3
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 5 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Trailing Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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