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Compare 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva vs 1997 BMW 3-Series

1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SL Series I
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SL Series I 22 32 $13,930 $15,225
2-Door Coupe SC Series I 22 32 $14,113 $15,425
2-Door Coupe SC Series II 22 32 $15,532 $16,975
318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,930
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,225
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$254 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 49.2 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.9 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.2 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) 50.2 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.3 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.1 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 55.8 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 53.5 54.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.77 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2 13.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.33 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.96 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 34.1
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2921 2,833
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4400 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code LD9 NA
Displacement 2.4L/146 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.62
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.86
Summary
Vehicle Name Oldsmobile Achieva BMW 3 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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