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Selected Style 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
528IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 19 28 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $43,700 $49,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $45,840 $52,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,215
$34,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,390
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$648 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 34.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0 92.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 111.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 55.4 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 165.7 188.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 11.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size P185/65R15 P225/60R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P225/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P225/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2,833 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 4300 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.9L/116 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 190 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.86
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Four-link
 
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