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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 15 24 N/A $175,700
2-Door Convertible 14 24 N/A $193,300
4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
2-Door Convertible 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$29,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$175,700
$32,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2928 / month
$543 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.100
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.000
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 30.2 35.100
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 40.300
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.100
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.0 96.000
Second Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.700
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.3 56.300
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.2 60.300
Wheelbase (in) 108.1 110.600
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 71.300
Track Width, Front (in) 65.5 60.300
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.500
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 182.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.6 17.000
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.300 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) 23.8 15.800
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/40ZR20 P225/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P275/40ZR20 P225/50R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5060 3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 500 @ 6000 180 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System EFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 487 @ 1700 200 @ 1250 - 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.0L/244 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 36
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.32 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.52 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name Bentley Continental GT V8 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Air MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Air 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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