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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
528I 4-Door Sedan Manual
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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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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
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
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0 92.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.9
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 37.1
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
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 3450
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
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 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.24
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 4.20
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.66
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.49
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Four-link
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 -
 
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