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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic 18 29 $26,839 $30,465
5-Door Wagon Avant Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $27,464 $31,040
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $27,464 $31,040
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual 20 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic 18 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual 23 32 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic 21 31 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual Quattro AWD 21 29 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic Quattro AWD 19 27 $20,942 $23,790
318TI 3-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 28 $29,195 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 28 $29,110 $33,100
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 22 31 $19,325 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $23,030 $26,150
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,260 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,510 $34,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 18 26 $29,110 $33,100
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 32 $23,030 $26,150
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 20 30 $25,260 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 28 $36,455 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 20 30 $30,510 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $19,325 $21,390
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 32 $26,015 $29,425
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 18 26 $29,195 $33,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 18 26 $36,455 $41,500
4-Door Sedan Manual M3s 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3sA 19 28 $34,880 $39,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,555 $35,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 20 28 $40,300 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 19 28 $40,300 $45,900
2-Door Roadster M 3.2L 20 28 $37,065 $42,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,942
$19,325
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,790
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.7 87.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.0 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.2 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.2 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.98 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P185/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2877 2778
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5700 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 1750 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/107 1.9L/116
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 32
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.838 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.444 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.188 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.700 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.029 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.500 4.23
Clutch Size (in) -TBD- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.300 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A4 BMW 3 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion-Beam Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arms w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-Link Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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