Compare 2000 BMW 3-Series vs 2000 Volvo S40

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323Ci 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 323Ci 2-Door Convertible 20 29 $31,650 $34,990
3 Series 323Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
3 Series 323i 4-Door Sedan 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
3 Series 323i 4-Door Wgn 20 29 $26,440 $29,200
3 Series 328Ci 2-Door Coupe 21 29 $30,750 $33,990
3 Series 328i 4-Door Sedan 21 29 $30,220 $33,400
A 4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,650
$21,794
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,990
$23,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$390 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 32.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 112.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 100.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 67.6
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 57.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.4 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 176.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 14.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
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 - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 17.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact 124/90R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 195/60V15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 195/60V15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 2865
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3500 170 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5/152 1.9L/118.9
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5500 160 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Turbo Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.61
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.37
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Volvo S40
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Struts
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .75

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