Compare 2011 BMW 3-Series vs 2011 INFINITI G vs 2011 Nissan 370Z

2011 BMW 3-Series
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2011 INFINITI G
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2011 Nissan 370Z
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4-Door Sedan RWD 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
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4-Door RWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door RWD Base 20 29 $29,575 $32,000
4-Door RWD Journey 20 29 $30,866 $33,400
4-Door AWD x 19 27 $32,339 $35,000
2-Door RWD Journey 19 27 $35,654 $38,600
4-Door RWD Sport Appearance Edition 19 27 $36,898 $39,950
4-Door RWD Sport 6MT 17 25 $37,129 $40,200
2-Door AWD x 18 25 $37,175 $40,250
4-Door AWD x Sport Appearance Edition 18 25 $38,372 $41,550
2-Door 6MT RWD Sport 6MT 17 25 $40,029 $43,350
4-Door RWD Limited Edition 19 27 $40,767 $44,150
4-Door AWD x Limited Edition 18 25 $41,319 $44,750
2-Door Base 17 25 $42,240 $45,750
2-Door RWD IPL 6MT N/A N/A $45,143 $48,900
2-Door Sport 6MT 16 24 $46,340 $50,200
2-Door RWD IPL N/A N/A $46,892 $50,800
2-Door Limited Edition 17 25 $53,523 $58,000
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $29,464 $31,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $30,680 $32,750
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $33,483 $36,150
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $34,684 $37,450
2-Door Roadster Manual 18 25 $35,378 $38,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $36,581 $39,500
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,139 $40,830
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $39,077 $42,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $40,280 $43,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,830
$29,575
$29,464
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$32,000
$31,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$533 / month
$524 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success. The Infiniti G37 Coupe and G37 Convertible wow with sexy exteriors and lavish interiors, along with excellent performance, but they don't always meet expectations for refinement. A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2011 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.9 42.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 34.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 40.5 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.6 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 99.0 51.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.2 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 112.2 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 69.8 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 59.8 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
178.2 187.9 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 57.2 51.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 13.5 6.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.6 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 20.0 19
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.4 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.4 32.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/55VR17 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/55VR17 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17 T145/80D17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3362 3534 3232
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 X 7.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.8 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 187 @ 4800 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA VQ25HR VQ37VHR
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5L/152 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 218 @ 6400 332 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.86 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 3.10 2.32
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.36 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.37 1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.87 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.78 3.79
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.98 1.62
Trans Type
6 7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.78 -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series INFINITI G25 Sedan Nissan 370Z
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.1 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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