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1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
No Data Available
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
Invoice
$38,400
Average Price Paid
$38,916
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
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2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,848
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,750

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
No Expert Reviews
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

For 2020, BMW expands the 3 Series lineup with a new trim. The compact 3 Series competes with mainstays like the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Lexus IS. The base 330i carries o...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
No User Reviews
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
10
writes:
Inside is futuristic, the outside is a redesigned 2018 340i. Not much to say , great for anyone not a performa...
10
writes:
One of the best driving sedans iv owned in a long time fun enough power for what it is an plenty of tuning opt...
Family Car Ranked 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RWD worse.
"4 doors more room and for those of us who live where it snows the awe system is nice to have "
Value Ranked 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RWD better.
"Insane power per dollar "

Specs

1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City -- --
Fuel Economy, Highway -- --
Fuel Tank Volume -- 15.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
140 hp @ 5,500 RPM
255 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
145 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
295 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,800 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom -- 42 in
Back Legroom -- 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 17 cu ft
Exterior
Length 190 in 185.7 in
Width 70 in 81.4 in
Height 56 in 56.8 in
Wheelbase 110 in 112.2 in

Available Options

1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD

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