Compare 1997 Buick Skylark vs 1997 BMW 3-Series

1997 Buick Skylark
1997 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
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3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,091
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,970
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$266 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.4 87.0
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.3 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
49.6 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.8 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
53.6 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.3 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.79 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x 1.77 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.2 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.96 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 34.1
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.33 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P185/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3015 2,833
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.1 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5200 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4000 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
L82 NA
Displacement
3.1L/191 1.9L/116
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Skylark BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Dr Sdn Gran Sport 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Spring w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Twist Beam w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Coil Spring

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