Compare 2004 Volvo S40 vs 2004 BMW 3-Series

2004 Volvo S40
2004 BMW 3-Series
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2004.5 2.4L Automatic w/Sunroof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2004.5 2.4L Automatic 22 30 $21,646 $22,990
2004.5 2.4L Automatic w/Sunroof 22 30 $21,646 $22,990
2004 1.9L Automatic 22 29 $23,250 $24,700
2004 1.9L Automatic w/Sunroof 22 29 $23,250 $24,700
2004.5 2.5L Automatic Turbo 22 31 $24,278 $25,790
2004.5 2.5L Automatic Turbo w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,278 $25,790
2004 1.9L Automatic LSE 22 29 $27,147 $28,845
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,325 $29,850
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,780 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,190 $35,200
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $33,650 $36,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $33,785 $36,950
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $34,560 $37,800
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,290 $44,100
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,020 $47,100
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,755 $55,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,646
$25,730
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,990
$28,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$468 / 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
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 90.8
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.9 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 10.7
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3082 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy 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
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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)
- TBD - 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S40 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Upper Arms

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