Compare 2004 Oldsmobile Alero vs 2004 BMW 3-Series

2004 Oldsmobile Alero
2004 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe GX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GX 24 34 $17,283 $18,485
4-Door Sedan GX 24 34 $17,283 $18,485
2-Door Coupe GL1 24 34 $18,698 $20,435
4-Door Sedan GL1 24 34 $18,698 $20,435
2-Door Coupe GL2 20 29 $20,116 $21,985
4-Door Sedan GL2 20 29 $20,116 $21,985
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 29 $20,891 $23,085
2-Door Coupe GLS 20 29 $21,118 $23,335
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,325 $29,850
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,780 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,190 $35,200
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $33,650 $36,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $33,785 $36,950
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $34,560 $37,800
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,290 $44,100
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,020 $47,100
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,755 $55,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,283
$25,730
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,485
$28,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$468 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 90.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.7 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 107.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 10.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.9 x 0.43 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.02 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2939 3219
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5600 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.66
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.52
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Oldsmobile Alero BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Wheel Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent w/Upper Arms

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