Compare 1998 Volvo C70 vs 1998 BMW 3-Series

1998 Volvo C70
1998 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 19 25 $34,795 $38,995
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $35,770 $39,970
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3-Door HB Manual 318ti
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 22 31 $19,325 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $19,325 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $23,030 $26,150
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 32 $23,030 $26,150
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,260 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 20 30 $25,260 $28,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 32 $26,015 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 18 26 $29,110 $33,100
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 28 $29,110 $33,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 18 26 $29,195 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 28 $29,195 $33,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,510 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 20 30 $30,510 $34,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,555 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3sA 19 28 $34,880 $39,700
4-Door Sedan Manual M3s 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 18 26 $36,455 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 28 $36,455 $41,500
2-Door Roadster M 3.2L 20 28 $37,065 $42,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 19 28 $40,300 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 20 28 $40,300 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,795
$19,325
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,995
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
66.5 87.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.7 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)
- TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/45ZR17 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45ZR17 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3365 2778
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 2700 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/142 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
236 @ 5100 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.99 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.00 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volvo C70 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Delta-Link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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