Compare 1996 BMW 3-Series vs 1996 Chevrolet Impala

1996 BMW 3-Series
1996 Chevrolet Impala
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Series 2-Door Convertible N/A N/A $28,285 $32,750
3-Series 2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $23,885 $27,700
3-Series 2-Door Roadster N/A N/A $24,935 $28,750
3-Series 3-Door HB N/A N/A $18,240 $20,560
3-Series 4-Door Sedan N/A N/A $22,455 $25,950
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala SS 4-Door Sedan 17 26 $22,788 $24,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,285
$22,788
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,750
$24,905
Monthly Payment Estimate
$546 / month
$415 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.9
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 63.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
- 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 114.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 63.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
- 214.1
Height, Overall (in)
- 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.7
Wheelbase (in)
- 115.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 77.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 20.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.0 x 1.0
Brake Type
- Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.0 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 23.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 43.6
Steering Type
- Integral Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.06
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- 45.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
- P255/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- P215/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P255/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4180
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 16.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 525
Engine
Engine Type
- Gas V8
Fuel System
- EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 330 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
- LT1
Displacement
- 5.7L/350
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 260 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 17
Transmission
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.63
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.06
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Type
- 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
- Electronic
Summary
Body Style
- 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Chevrolet Impala SS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
- 4-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- Gas 46
Suspension Type - Front
- Short/Long-Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 1.02
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- Gas 46

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