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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe AT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe MT 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
2-Door Coupe AT 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
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
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
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 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 54.4
Second Head Room (in) - 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.2
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.6
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 46.1 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 10.7
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.6
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3197 3219
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17" x 7" 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 5300 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/181 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 252 @ 6600 184 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.91 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.49 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) 2.61 4.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.66
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Open Top 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura NSX BMW 3 Series
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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