Compare 1997 Mazda MX6 vs 1997 BMW 3-Series

1997 Mazda MX6
1997 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic Base 23 31 $18,011 $20,195
2-Door Coupe Manual Base 26 34 $18,011 $20,195
2-Door Coupe Automatic LS 20 26 $22,109 $24,795
2-Door Coupe Manual LS 21 26 $22,109 $24,795
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3-Door HB Manual 318ti
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,011
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,195
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 37.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
27.7 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.3 87.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.6 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x 1.46 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.16 x 0.94 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 16.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R14 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R14 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 2,745
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.6 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4500 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 5500 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.770 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.698 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.889 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.66
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.310 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.571 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2-Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX6 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.47 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -

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