Compare 1998 Honda Accord Coupe vs 1998 BMW 3-Series

1998 Honda Accord Coupe
1998 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual LX 25 31 $16,161 $18,290
2-Door Coupe Automatic LX 23 30 $16,868 $19,090
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 31 $18,380 $20,800
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic LX 20 28 $19,042 $21,550
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 23 30 $19,086 $21,600
2-Door Coupe ULEV Automatic EX 23 30 $19,086 $21,600
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Leather EX 25 31 $19,396 $21,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Leather EX 23 30 $20,103 $22,750
2-Door Coupe ULEV Automatic w/Leather EX 23 30 $20,103 $22,750
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic EX 20 28 $21,340 $24,150
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3-Door HB Manual 318ti
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 22 31 $19,325 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $19,325 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $23,030 $26,150
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 32 $23,030 $26,150
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,260 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 20 30 $25,260 $28,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 32 $26,015 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 18 26 $29,110 $33,100
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 28 $29,110 $33,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 18 26 $29,195 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 28 $29,195 $33,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,510 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 20 30 $30,510 $34,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,555 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3sA 19 28 $34,880 $39,700
4-Door Sedan Manual M3s 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 18 26 $36,455 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 28 $36,455 $41,500
2-Door Roadster M 3.2L 20 28 $37,065 $42,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 19 28 $40,300 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 20 28 $40,300 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,161
$19,325
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,290
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.7 87.0
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
186.8 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 15.0
Brakes
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)
8.66 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.91 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.1
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.11 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.09 16.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2943 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4900 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/137 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.062 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.903 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.285 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.193 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.685 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.000 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.777 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Cpe BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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