Compare 2001 BMW 3-Series vs 2001 Cadillac Catera

2001 BMW 3-Series
2001 Cadillac Catera
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4-Door Sedan 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 325i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
4-Door Sport Wagon 325i 20 29 $26,620 $29,400
4-Door Sedan 330i 21 30 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $31,650 $34,990
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 20 29 $32,550 $35,990
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 21 30 $38,320 $42,400
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,020 $45,400
2-Door Convertible M3 16 24 $48,220 $53,400
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $28,957 $31,305
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,450
$28,957
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,990
$31,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 37.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 98.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 192.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 14.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
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 - 11.65 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 14.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3241 3770
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 300
Engine
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 192 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA L81
Displacement
2.5/152 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 200 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.85 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.49 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Cadillac Catera
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 strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02

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