Compare 2001 BMW 3-Series vs 2001 Porsche Boxster

2001 BMW 3-Series
2001 Porsche Boxster
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325Ci 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Convertible 20 29 $32,550 $35,990
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sport Wgn 20 29 $26,620 $29,400
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $38,320 $42,400
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Coupe 21 30 $31,650 $34,990
3 Series 330i 4-Door Sedan 21 30 $30,750 $33,990
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible 16 24 $48,220 $53,400
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe 16 24 $41,020 $45,400
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2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 20 28 $36,860 $42,100
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $43,959 $50,200
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S Tiptronic 17 24 $43,959 $50,200
Boxster 2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 17 25 $36,860 $42,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,550
$36,860
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,990
$42,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$600 / month
$702 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 171.0
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 95.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 9.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 2778
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
Displacement
2.5/152 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 217 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 192 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.49 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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