Compare 2004 Ford Mustang vs 2004 BMW 3-Series

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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,706 $18,150
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $17,362 $18,880
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,951 $19,535
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 17 25 $21,677 $23,675
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,867 $23,885
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $22,730 $24,845
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,779 $26,010
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 17 25 $25,583 $28,015
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 25 $26,637 $29,185
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 17 25 $26,696 $29,250
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 24 $32,093 $34,860
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 24 $36,078 $39,240
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,325 $29,850
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,780 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,190 $35,200
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $33,650 $36,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $33,785 $36,950
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $34,560 $37,800
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,290 $44,100
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,020 $47,100
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,755 $55,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,706
$25,730
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,150
$28,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$468 / 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
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 90.8
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 - TBD -
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
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 57.9
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 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 10.7
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 3.0
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3114 3219
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5250 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2750 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
996 NA
Displacement
3.9L/232 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut type

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