Compare 2002 Pontiac Firebird vs 2002 BMW 3-Series

2002 Pontiac Firebird
2002 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe Firebird
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 31 $18,345 $20,050
2-Door Coupe Formula 18 26 $23,785 $25,995
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $24,672 $26,965
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 18 26 $25,642 $28,025
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 18 26 $29,366 $32,095
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $24,820 $27,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $26,415 $28,850
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,640 $29,100
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,005 $29,500
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $28,595 $31,250
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 21 30 $31,090 $33,990
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,000 $34,990
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $32,685 $35,740
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $33,010 $36,100
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $38,745 $42,400
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,930 $45,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,210 $53,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,345
$24,820
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,050
$27,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$452 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.2 36.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 45.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
28.9 32.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2 91.0
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
193.3 176.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 54.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 55.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.1 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
35.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 69.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 11.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.6 34.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 13.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3319 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 184 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.52
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Firebird BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Salisbury Axle Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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