Compare 1997 Chrysler Sebring vs 1997 BMW 3-Series

1997 Chrysler Sebring
1997 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LX 22 31 $15,231 $16,540
2-Door Convertible JX 20 27 $18,504 $20,150
2-Door Coupe LXi 20 27 $19,307 $21,120
2-Door Convertible JXi 20 27 $22,606 $24,760
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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
$15,231
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,540
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$276 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.1 87.0
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.4 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x 0.9 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 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)
9.0 X -TBD- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2959 2,833
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4800 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
ECF NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.13 1.62
Trans Order Code
DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
9.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Sebring BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2 Door Coupe LX 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.6 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Spring

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