Compare 2003 Volvo S40 vs 2003 BMW 3-Series

2003 Volvo S40
2003 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan 1.9L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 1.9L 22 30 $22,466 $23,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,050 $29,550
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,415 $32,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $31,830 $34,800
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,555 $35,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $33,420 $36,550
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 26 $33,555 $36,700
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $39,200 $42,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $42,475 $46,500
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,755 $54,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,466
$25,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,900
$27,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$463 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
32.7 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 91
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 58
Wheelbase (in)
100.9 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 58
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.8 176.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 11.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 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)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/60HR15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/60HR15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2767 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 1800 - 5000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.9L/119 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5500 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo S40 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
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