Compare 1999 Ford Mustang vs 1999 BMW 3-Series

1999 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 29 $15,103 $16,470
2-Door Coupe GT 17 24 $19,104 $20,965
2-Door Convertible 20 29 $19,282 $21,165
2-Door Convertible GT 17 24 $22,664 $24,965
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra N/A N/A $24,893 $27,470
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra N/A N/A $28,463 $31,470
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3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,103
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,470
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 37.0
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 87.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
53.1 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 15.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.55 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.02 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P225/50WR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 P225/50WR16
Front Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P225/50WR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3064 2866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2750 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
994 NA
Displacement
3.8L/232 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5250 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 1.62
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.35 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
11.02 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar

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