Compare 2012 BMW 3-Series vs 2012 INFINITI G vs 2012 Nissan 370Z

2012 BMW 3-Series
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2012 INFINITI G
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2012 Nissan 370Z
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 19 28 $49,495 $53,800
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $55,935 $60,800
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 19 28 $41,490 $45,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 19 26 $43,055 $46,800
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 26 $34,500 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $36,340 $39,500
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $63,250 $68,750
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
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4-Door Base RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
G25 Sedan 4-Door Base RWD 20 29 $30,676 $33,100
G25 Sedan 4-Door Journey RWD 20 29 $31,970 $34,500
G25 Sedan 4-Door x AWD 19 27 $33,447 $36,100
G37 Convertible 2-Door Base 17 25 $43,194 $46,650
G37 Convertible 2-Door Sport 6MT 16 24 $47,489 $51,300
G37 Coupe 2-Door Base RWD 19 27 $35,017 $37,800
G37 Coupe 2-Door IPL 6MT RWD N/A N/A $46,102 $49,800
G37 Coupe 2-Door IPL RWD N/A N/A $47,859 $51,700
G37 Coupe 2-Door Journey RWD 19 27 $36,358 $39,250
G37 Coupe 2-Door Sport 6MT RWD 17 25 $40,930 $44,200
G37 Coupe 2-Door x AWD 18 25 $37,882 $40,900
G37 Sedan 4-Door Limited Edition RWD 19 27 $42,085 $45,450
G37 Sedan 4-Door Sport 6MT RWD 17 25 $38,436 $41,500
G37 Sedan 4-Door Sport Appearance Edition RWD 19 27 $37,282 $40,250
G37 Sedan 4-Door x Limited Edition AWD 18 25 $42,639 $46,050
G37 Sedan 4-Door x Sport Appearance Edition AWD 18 25 $38,759 $41,850
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $31,457 $33,580
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $35,452 $38,280
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $30,241 $32,280
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,916 $41,660
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $34,250 $36,980
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $37,506 $40,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $41,205 $44,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $40,002 $43,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,790
$30,676
$31,457
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$33,100
$33,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$552 / month
$560 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Despite the weight gain, the BMW M3's still one of the most stunning performance vehicles we've driven. A sexy, lavishly equipped luxury car, the 2012 Infiniti G37 Coupe has much of the vaunted performance feel of its primary German target. Performance per dollar, the 2012 Nissan 370Z is a bargain, and it's quick enough in absolute terms to reach toward the domain of much more expensive sports cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Midsize Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.6 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.2 99.0 51.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 55.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 43.9 42.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 34.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.5 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 59.8 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.1 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 187.9 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 57.2 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.0 13.5 6.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.6 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 20.0 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.4 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.4 32.8
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45R17 P225/55VR17 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17 T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45R17 P225/55VR17 245/45WR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3534 3283
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 X 7.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.8 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150 150
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 1.98 2.04
Trans Type
6 7 7
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.86 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 3.10 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.36 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.37 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.87 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.78 4.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.78 0.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series INFINITI G25 Sedan Nissan 370Z
Body Style
Convertible 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.0 8.3
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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