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Selected Style 3-Door Sport Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual 27 33 $18,215 $19,975
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic 24 33 $19,034 $20,875
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual w/Leather 27 33 $19,193 $21,050
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic w/Leather 24 33 $20,013 $21,950
3-Door Sport Coupe Type S 24 31 $21,215 $23,270
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,050 $29,550
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,415 $32,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $31,830 $34,800
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,555 $35,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $33,420 $36,550
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 26 $33,555 $36,700
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $39,200 $42,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $42,475 $46,500
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,755 $54,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,215
$25,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,975
$27,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$463 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 30.1 37.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 29.2 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 79.2 91
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 176.0
Height, Overall (in) 54.7 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 58
Wheelbase (in) 101.2 107.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 58
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.8 11.0
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) 10.2 x 0.35 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) 10.3 x 0.82 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 34.4
Steering Type Variable Pwr Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.64 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2721 3219
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16" x 6.5" 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16" x 6.5" 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 141 @ 4000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 6500 184 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 20
Transmission
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.583 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.880 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.389 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.921 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.267 4.23
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.212 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.738 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura RSX BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.90 - 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 MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Control Link w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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