Compare 2009 Dodge Sprinter vs 2009 BMW 3-Series

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2WD Reg Cab 144" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 144" WB N/A N/A $32,933 $36,190
2WD Reg Cab 170" WB N/A N/A $33,560 $36,880
2500 144" N/A N/A $34,967 $38,425
3500 144" N/A N/A $38,352 $42,145
2500 170" N/A N/A $39,558 $43,470
2500 170" EXT N/A N/A $40,318 $44,305
3500 170" N/A N/A $40,632 $44,650
3500 170" EXT N/A N/A $41,400 $45,495
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 27 $32,570 $35,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $33,580 $36,500
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $33,580 $36,500
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 17 26 $38,825 $42,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $38,915 $42,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,390 $43,900
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $40,570 $44,100
2-Door Convertible 328i 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
2-Door Convertible 335i 17 26 $46,645 $50,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,933
$30,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,190
$33,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$603 / month
$560 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 BMW 3-Series is an enthusiast's dream, yet not-quite-perfect safety ratings, smallish rear seats, and some fussy controls might wrinkle potential buyers' noses.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 28 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
39.5 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
30.3 -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
239.6 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
95.5 55.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
27.6 -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
49.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
144.3 108.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.5 -
Cab to Axle (in)
85.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 178.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.79
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.94
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25 16.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.6 36.1
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
LT215/85R16E P205/55R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
TXB NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
LT215/85R16E P205/55R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
LT215/85R16E NA
Front Tire Order Code
TXB NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
50 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
18530 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2604 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
11030 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
7720 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1736 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4080 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3340
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 180
Engine
Fuel System
- TBD - MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1200-2400 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
EXM NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/183
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
154 @ 3400 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Diesel V6 Gas I6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.60 4.32
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.46
Trans Order Code
DGZ NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.23
Summary
Body Code
144" WB -
Body Style
3500 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Sprinter BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Rail Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.92 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.0
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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