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4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0T 24 32 $26,043 $28,240
4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T 24 32 $27,215 $29,440
4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 2.0T 22 31 $28,143 $30,340
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro Manual 2.0T 22 31 $29,053 $31,340
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 2.0T 22 30 $29,315 $31,540
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 2.0T 22 30 $30,225 $32,540
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.2L 21 29 $31,811 $34,490
4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 3.2L 17 27 $32,739 $35,390
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro Manual 3.2L 17 27 $33,649 $36,390
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 3.2L 19 27 $33,911 $36,590
2-Door Cabriolet CVT 1.8T 23 30 $34,404 $37,340
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 3.2L 19 27 $34,821 $37,590
2-Door Cabriolet quattro Automatic 3.0L 18 25 $42,010 $45,490
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,043
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,240
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 178.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 55.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 12.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.8 x 0.94
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)
11.3 x 0.47 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.1
Steering Type
Servotronic Speed-Sensitive Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/55HR16 N/A
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 185
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 215 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
FSI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.32
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four Link Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Upper Arms

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