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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 228i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 228i 23 36 $29,530 $32,100
2-Door Coupe RWD M235i 22 32 $39,650 $43,100
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,530
$27,808
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,100
$29,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$535 / month
$498 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 BMW 2-Series takes the former 1-Series Coupe into more mature, well-equipped, design-forward territory. The 2015 Audi A3 and S3 put more pressure on "premium" small sedans, with real prestige in their badges and real potential in their spec sheets.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 53
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 54.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33 35.1
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 36.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 61.2
Length, Overall (in) 174.5 175
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 60.1
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.8 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7 12.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 36
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/50HR17 P225/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50HR17 P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3300 3175
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 140
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 1250 200 @ 1600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5000 170 @ 4500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.05
Trans Order Code 2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 0.90
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 4.12
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.30
Trans Type 8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 2 Series Audi A3
Body Style Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.4 6.5 (Est)
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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