Compare 1997 Toyota Tercel vs 1997 BMW 3-Series

1997 Toyota Tercel
1997 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Sedan CE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tercel 2-Door Sedan CE Automatic 29 34 $10,551 $11,198
Tercel 2-Door Sedan CE Manual 32 39 $10,080 $10,698
Tercel 2-Door Sedan Limited Edition Automatic 29 34 $10,551 $11,198
Tercel 2-Door Sedan Limited Edition Manual 32 39 $10,080 $10,698
Tercel 4-Door Sedan CE Automatic 30 37 $11,936 $12,878
Tercel 4-Door Sedan CE Manual 32 39 $11,279 $12,168
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318I 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 318I 4-Door Sedan Manual 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
3 Series 318IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
3 Series 318IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
3 Series 318ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
3 Series 318IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
3 Series 318ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
3 Series 318TI 3-Door HB Manual 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3 Series 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3 Series 328I 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
3 Series 328IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
3 Series 328IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
3 Series 328ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
3 Series 328IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
3 Series 328ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series M3S 4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series M3SA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,551
$22,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,198
$25,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$187 / month
$433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.0 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.6 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 34.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.0 85.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
161.8 174.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.3 55.9
Wheelbase (in)
93.7 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
25.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
64.8 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
55.1 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 10.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.1 x 1.0 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.3 x 0.7 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 34.1
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
33.5 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R14 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R14 P185/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2080 2,976
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.2 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
60 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
306 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
100 @ 4400 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/92 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
93 @ 5400 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.81 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.66
Trans Type
3 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tercel BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Central Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.13 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Anti-Roll Bar

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