Compare 2004 BMW 3-Series vs 2004 Cadillac XLR

2004 BMW 3-Series
2004 Cadillac XLR
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325Ci 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $34,560 $37,800
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Coupe SULEV 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sports Wgn RWD 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sports Wgn RWD SULEV 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
3 Series 325xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 27 $27,325 $29,850
3 Series 325xi 4-Door Sports Wgn AWD 19 26 $29,780 $32,550
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Convertible 19 28 $40,290 $44,100
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 30 $33,650 $36,800
3 Series 330i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 30 $32,190 $35,200
3 Series 330xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 20 29 $33,785 $36,950
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible 16 23 $50,755 $55,600
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe 16 24 $43,020 $47,100
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XLR 2-Door Convertible 17 25 $69,731 $75,385
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,560
$69,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,800
$75,385
Monthly Payment Estimate
$630 / month
$1256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Two-seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.61
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 177.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.0 50.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 72.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 11.6 max 4.4 min
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.0 x 1.0
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 - 12.8 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 18
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 39
Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Speed-sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P235/50WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 3647
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 320 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 310 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LH2
Displacement
2.5L/152 4.6L/279
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.21
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.60
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Conv
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Cadillac XLR
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms SLA double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms SLA double wishbone

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