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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe MT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe AT 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
2-Door Coupe MT 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,213
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$89,000
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1483 / month
$488 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 54.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 44.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 36.3 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 48.9 90.8
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.2
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 46.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 107.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.2 176
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 10.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.9 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 34.4
Steering Type Variable Pwr Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.24 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/40ZR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/40ZR17 P205/55R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3153 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17" x 7" 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17" x 9.0" 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 7100 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 224 @ 5500 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/194 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.19 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.52
Trans Order Code NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.07 4.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43 1.66
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura NSX BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Open Top 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.72 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
 
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