Compare 2015 INFINITI Q40 vs 2015 BMW 3-Series

2015 INFINITI Q40
2015 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $31,574 $33,950
4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $33,061 $35,550
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 45 $36,380 $39,000
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $38,220 $41,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $39,095 $41,950
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $40,475 $43,450
4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 335i 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $46,640 $50,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,574
$30,815
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,950
$32,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$566 / month
$549 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Infiniti Q40 is, literally, last year's model. Alongside the new Q50 it offers a compelling, more vivid driving experience -- albeit with far less refinement. The 2015 BMW 3-Series lineup is a sport sedan at heart, but with Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo (hatchback) models, it's a lot more than that.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 -
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
187.9 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 13
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/50VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3624 3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900
Engine
Displacement
3.7 L/226 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
328 @ 7000 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @ 5200 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
INFINITI Q40 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 6.3
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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