Compare 2018 BMW 3-Series vs 2018 INFINITI Q50

2018 BMW 3-Series
2018 INFINITI Q50
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320i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 320i Sedan 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i Sedan South Africa 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 328d Sedan 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
3 Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
3 Series 330i Sedan 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan South Africa 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
3 Series 340i Sedan 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i Sedan South Africa 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan South Africa 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
M3 CS Sedan 16 22 $91,875 $98,250
M3 Sedan 17 25 $62,345 $66,500
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2.0t LUXE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q50 2.0t LUXE AWD 22 28 $36,781 $39,550
Q50 2.0t LUXE RWD 23 30 $34,921 $37,550
Q50 2.0t PURE AWD 22 28 $34,596 $37,200
Q50 2.0t PURE RWD 23 30 $32,736 $35,200
Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD 19 27 $38,270 $41,150
Q50 3.0t LUXE RWD 20 29 $36,410 $39,150
Q50 3.0t SPORT AWD 19 27 $39,665 $42,650
Q50 3.0t SPORT RWD 20 29 $37,805 $40,650
Q50 Hybrid LUXE AWD 26 30 $48,918 $52,600
Q50 Hybrid LUXE RWD 27 32 $47,058 $50,600
Q50 RED SPORT 400 AWD 19 26 $49,290 $53,000
Q50 RED SPORT 400 RWD 20 26 $47,430 $51,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,955
$36,781
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,900
$39,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$659 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions. The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is powerful, well-equipped luxury sedan that doesn't quite match up to Germany's finest yet.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 44.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 100
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.8
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 189.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 20
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3858
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 208 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.78
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.98
Trans Type
8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.78
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.10
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series INFINITI Q50
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.4
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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