Compare 2004 Nissan 350Z vs 2004 BMW 3-Series

2004 Nissan 350Z
2004 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 20 26 $24,757 $26,470
2-Door Coupe Manual Enthusiast 20 26 $26,311 $28,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic Enthusiast 19 26 $27,209 $29,420
2-Door Coupe Manual Performance 20 26 $28,328 $30,630
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $29,400 $31,790
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 20 26 $30,522 $33,380
2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 20 26 $31,490 $34,050
2-Door Coupe Manual Track 20 26 $31,345 $34,280
2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 18 25 $32,388 $35,020
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 20 26 $33,682 $36,420
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $34,579 $37,390
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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
$24,757
$25,730
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,470
$28,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$441 / month
$468 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.5 90.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.4
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.4 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.9 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.8 10.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 9.5 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.50 x 0.63 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50WR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3188 3219
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/214 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6200 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
274 @ 4800 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
VQ35DE NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.66
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.52
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 4.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan 350Z BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2dr Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut type

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