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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 11 17 N/A $268,660
2-Door Volante 11 17 N/A $282,295
4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$51,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$268,660
$55,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$4478 / month
$932 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 11 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.5
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 93.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.6
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) - TBD - 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.9 180.4
Height, Overall (in) 50.4 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.7 x - TBD - 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 16.6
Steering
Steering Type Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 12.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P295/30R20 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/35R20 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3737 3726
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 11 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 510 @ 6500 414 @ 8300
Engine Type Gas V12 Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 420 @ 5750 295 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.9L/362 4.0/244
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 13 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.40
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.71 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.19
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.06
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.58
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Aston Martin DBS BMW M3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 14.3 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA 1
 
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