Compare 1997 Saab 900 vs 1997 BMW 3-Series

1997 Saab 900
1997 BMW 3-Series
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3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Sunroof S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Automatic S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Manual S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Manual S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $27,423 $30,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,423 $30,470
3-Door Coupe Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $27,663 $30,995
3-Door Coupe Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $27,663 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $28,557 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $28,557 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 19 27 $32,104 $35,670
2-Door Convertible Manual S 21 29 $32,104 $35,670
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $36,849 $41,995
2-Door Convertible Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $36,849 $41,995
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3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,923
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,470
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$425 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 32.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.7 87.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.8 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.4 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
56.9 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
24.0 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
-TBD- 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
-TBD- 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
-TBD- 16.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3000 2,833
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
-TBD- 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4300 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
-TBD- 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Saab 900 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Formed Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -

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