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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,445
$31,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,135
$34,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$769 / month
$577 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 BMW 3-Series continues the tradition of excellent handling, brisk performance, and high quality, though its relatively compact size does result in some compromises.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 38.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 93.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 178.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 104.7 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.0 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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) 13.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 16.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P265/35ZR19 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/35ZR19 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3296 3362
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 10.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 370 @ 1500 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 335 @ 5800 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 (Est) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 (Est) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 (Est) 18
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.32
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.66
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.31 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 1 Series M BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - TBD - Double Pivot
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
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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