Compare 1997 Subaru SVX vs 1997 BMW 8-Series

1997 Subaru SVX
1997 BMW 8-Series
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2-Door Coupe AWD w/BC Equip L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe AWD w/BC Equip L 17 24 $27,795 $30,625
2-Door Coupe AWD w/HN Equip LSi 17 24 $32,540 $36,245
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2-Door Coupe 840ciA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 840ciA 15 20 $66,265 $75,700
2-Door Coupe 850ciA 14 20 $81,885 $94,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,795
$66,265
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,625
$75,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$510 / month
$1262 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
28.5 25.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 35.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 81.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.0 34.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 44.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.3 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
21.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 188.2
Height, Overall (in)
48.4 52.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.2 9.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.94 12.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.39 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 23.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P235/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P235/50R16
Spare Tire Size
NA P235/50R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3525 4167
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
228 @ 4400 310 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.3L/202.5 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 5400 282 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6 Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.51
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 2.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78 3.57
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru SVX BMW 8 Series
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Anti-Roll Bar

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