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BMW 3 Series Convertible (E46, facelift 2001) 330i (231 Hp) vs BMW 3 Series Coupe (E46) 330 Ci (231 Hp) Automatic vs Mazda RX-8 1.3 Wankel (250 Hp) | Technical Specs, Dimensions, Fuel consumption

BMW 3 Series Convertible (E46, facelift 2001) 330i (231 Hp)BMW 3 Series Convertible (E46, facelift 2001) 330i (231 Hp)BMW 3 Series Convertible (E46, facelift 2001)
BMW 3 Series Coupe (E46) 330 Ci (231 Hp) AutomaticBMW 3 Series Coupe (E46) 330 Ci (231 Hp) AutomaticBMW 3 Series Coupe (E46)
Mazda RX-8 1.3 Wankel (250 Hp)Mazda RX-8 1.3 Wankel (250 Hp)Mazda RX-8

General information

Brand
BMW
BMW
Mazda
Model
3 Series
3 Series
RX-8
Generation
3 Series Convertible (E46, facelift 2001)
3 Series Coupe (E46)
RX-8
Modification (Engine)
330i (231 Hp)
330 Ci (231 Hp) Automatic
1.3 Wankel (250 Hp)
Start of production
2000 year
2000 year
2003 year
End of production
2005 year
2005 year
2009 year
Body type
Cabriolet
Coupe
Coupe
Seats
4
5
4
Doors
2
2
4

Performance specs

Fuel consumption (economy) - urban
13.4 l/100 km
14.0 l/100 km
15.8 l/100 km
Fuel consumption (economy) - extra urban
7.3 l/100 km
7.0 l/100 km
8.9 l/100 km
Fuel consumption (economy) - combined
9.6 l/100 km
9.6 l/100 km
11.4 l/100 km
Fuel Type
Petrol (Gasoline)
Petrol (Gasoline)
Petrol (Gasoline)
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h
6.9 sec
7.0 sec
6.5 sec
Maximum speed
247 km/h
247 km/h
250 km/h

Internal combustion engine specs

Power
231 hp @ 5900 rpm.
231 hp @ 5900 rpm.
250 hp @ 8500 rpm.
Torque
300 Nm @ 3500 rpm.
300 Nm @ 3500 rpm.
216 Nm @ 7500 rpm.
Position of engine
Front, longitudinal
Front, longitudinal
Front, longitudinal
Engine displacement
2979 cm3
2979 cm3
1308 cm3
Number of cylinders
6
6
2
Position of cylinders
Inline
Inline
Rotary (Wankel)
Cylinder Bore
84 mm
84 mm
Piston Stroke
89.6 mm
89.6 mm
Compression ratio
10.2
10.2
10
Number of valves per cylinder
4
4
Fuel System
Multi-point injection
Multi-point injection
Multi-point injection
Valvetrain
DOHC
DOHC
-

Space, Volume and weights

Kerb Weight
1585 kg
1400 kg
1345 kg
Max. weight
2005 kg
1900 kg
1820 kg
Trunk (boot) space - minimum
300 l
440 l
290 l
Fuel tank volume
63 l
63 l
61 l

Dimensions

Length
4488 mm
4488 mm
4325 mm
Width
1757 mm
1757 mm
1780 mm
Height
1370 mm
1369 mm
1330 mm
Wheelbase
2725 mm
2725 mm
2700 mm
Front track
1471 mm
1471 mm
1490 mm
Rear (Back) track
1483 mm
1483 mm
1500 mm

Drivetrain, brakes and suspension specs

Drive wheel
Rear wheel drive
Rear wheel drive
Rear wheel drive
Number of Gears (automatic transmission)
5
Number of Gears (manual transmission)
5
6
Front suspension
Wishbone
Wishbone
The depreciated rack
Rear suspension
Helical spring
Helical spring
Helical spring
Front brakes
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Rear brakes
Disc
Disc
Disc
ABS
yes
yes
yes
Steering type
Steering rack
Steering rack
Steering rack
Power steering
Hydraulic Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Tires size
225/45 R17
225/45 R17
245/45 R18
Wheel rims size
8J x 17
8J x 17
R18