Compare 2006 Nissan 350Z vs 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 Nissan 350Z
2006 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 19 25 $25,860 $27,650
2-Door Coupe Manual Enthusiast 19 25 $27,144 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Automatic Enthusiast 19 25 $28,069 $30,350
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 19 25 $30,011 $32,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 25 $30,473 $32,950
2-Door Coupe Manual Track 19 25 $31,591 $34,550
2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 19 25 $32,415 $35,050
2-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 19 25 $32,781 $35,850
2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 18 24 $33,340 $36,050
2-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 19 25 $33,695 $36,850
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 19 25 $34,820 $37,650
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 24 $35,744 $38,650
2-Door Roadster Manual Grand Touring 19 25 $36,993 $40,000
2-Door Roadster Automatic Grand Touring 18 24 $37,918 $41,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,860
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,650
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$461 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.5 93.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.4
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.8 178.2
Height, Overall (in)
52.1 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.8 12.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 11.8 x 0.94
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)
12.1 x 0.6 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45WR18 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR18 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact N/A
Front Tire Order Code
NA 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)
3339 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact N/A
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)
110 185
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
VQ35DE NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6400 215 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
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 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 4.32
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.)
Multi-link w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Upper Arms

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