Compare 1997 Mazda MX6 vs 1997 BMW 3-Series

1997 Mazda MX6
1997 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe Base Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic Base 23 31 $18,011 $20,195
2-Door Coupe Manual Base 26 34 $18,011 $20,195
2-Door Coupe Automatic LS 20 26 $22,109 $24,795
2-Door Coupe Manual LS 21 26 $22,109 $24,795
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318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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
$18,011
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,195
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
27.7 32.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.3 87.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 37.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.6 54.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x 1.46 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.16 x 0.94 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 13.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R14 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R14 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 2,833
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
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 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.6 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4500 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 5500 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.889 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.310 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.571 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.770 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.698 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
2-Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX6 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.47 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil Spring

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