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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
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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
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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
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 79.2 91
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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