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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 128i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $26,820 $29,150
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i 18 28 $26,820 $29,150
2-Door Coupe 135i 18 25 $33,165 $36,050
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $31,465 $34,200
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $31,465 $34,200
2-Door Convertible 135i 17 26 $37,120 $40,350
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 $33,305 $36,200
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $33,305 $36,200
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 17 26 $39,240 $42,650
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $40,985 $44,550
2-Door Convertible 328i 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
2-Door Convertible 335i 17 26 $47,105 $51,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $39,190 $42,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,435 $43,950
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $32,845 $35,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $34,685 $37,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,820
$30,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,150
$33,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$553 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Has the 3-Series become too portly, expensive, and upscale? If you think so, the 2010 BMW 1-Series might make you happier. However, keep in mind that not everyone's a fan of the appearance, and iDrive is still lacking. The 2010 BMW 3-Series upholds its legacy of superb handling, excellent performance, and high quality, though small rear seats and fussy controls are minor flaws.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86 93.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.0 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 178.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 104.7 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.8 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10 12.0
Brakes
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) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 16.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R17 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3252 3362
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 70 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2750 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 6500 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I6
Fuel System EFI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.32 4.32
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.66
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.46 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 1 Series BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Fully Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Type NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.5
 
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