Compare 2006 Volvo V50 vs 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 Volvo V50
2006 BMW 3-Series
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Automatic 2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic 2.4L 22 30 $24,936 $26,490
Automatic w/Sunroof 2.4L 22 30 $24,936 $26,490
Automatic 2.5L Turbo 22 30 $26,487 $28,140
Automatic w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 22 30 $26,487 $28,140
Manual 2.5L Turbo 22 32 $26,487 $28,140
Manual w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 22 32 $26,487 $28,140
AWD Automatic 2.5L Turbo 20 28 $28,155 $29,915
AWD Automatic w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 20 28 $28,155 $29,915
AWD Manual 2.5L Turbo 19 26 $28,155 $29,915
AWD Manual w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 19 26 $28,155 $29,915
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,936
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,490
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$442 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
177.7 178.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 55.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 108.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
33.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
64.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.79
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - N/A
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3058 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 185
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/149 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 215 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo V50 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Struts 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 -

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