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
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.5 90.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.4
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.4
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
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.8 10.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
274 @ 4800 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
VQ35DE NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan 350Z BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2dr Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut type
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

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