Compare 2003 Ford Mustang vs 2003 BMW 3-Series

2003 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,338 $17,720
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $16,996 $18,450
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,999 $19,565
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,500 $23,455
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 18 26 $21,724 $23,705
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 18 26 $22,777 $24,875
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,826 $26,040
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 18 26 $25,630 $28,045
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 18 26 $26,224 $28,705
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 18 26 $26,683 $29,215
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 16 22 $30,839 $33,460
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 10th Anniv 16 22 $32,166 $34,935
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 16 22 $34,819 $37,835
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 10th Anniv 16 22 $36,115 $39,275
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,050 $29,550
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,415 $32,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $31,830 $34,800
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,555 $35,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $33,420 $36,550
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 26 $33,555 $36,700
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $39,200 $42,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $42,475 $46,500
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,755 $54,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,338
$25,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,720
$27,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$463 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 91
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 37.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 58
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
53.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 107.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 11.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3114 3219
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/232 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 5500 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 2.52
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.37 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Bar Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms

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