Compare 2005 BMW 3-Series vs 2005 Lotus Elise

2005 BMW 3-Series
2005 Lotus Elise
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325Ci 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Coupe SULEV 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sports Wgn RWD 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sports Wgn RWD SULEV 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
3 Series 325xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
3 Series 325xi 4-Door Sports Wgn AWD 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Convertible 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
3 Series 330i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
3 Series 330xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elise 2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A $42,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,670
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,000
$42,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
$717 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54 45.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 90.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 149.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 - TBD -
Brakes
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
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 - TBD -
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P175/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 1975
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 138 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 190 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 - TBD -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lotus Elise
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms w/Coil Springs
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 w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent

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