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Compare 2005 Saab 9-3 vs 2005 BMW 3-Series

2005 Saab 9-3 Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Sedan Linear
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan Linear 22 32 $25,330 $26,850
4-Door Sport Sedan Arc 22 32 $28,538 $30,250
4-Door Sport Sedan Aero 22 32 $30,922 $32,850
2-Door Convertible Linear 22 32 $34,985 $37,100
2-Door Convertible Arc 22 32 $37,814 $40,100
2-Door Convertible Aero 22 32 $40,172 $42,600
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,330
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,850
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$488 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 90.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 176
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 107.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 10.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.87 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.14 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) 16.4 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.97 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3175 3219
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System Turbocharged MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 195 @ 2500 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 5500 184 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.88 2.52
Trans Order Code MAN NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 4.23
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 4.04
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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