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

2005 Saab 9-3
2005 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sport Sedan Linear
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
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
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
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,330
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,850
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 176
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 10.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.14 x - TBD - 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)
10.87 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.97 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3175 3307
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 120
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
Turbocharged MFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 2.52
Trans Order Code
MAN 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs w/Upper Arms

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