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Selected Style 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,215
$34,005
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,390
$36,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$617 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 60.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.4
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 60.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 58.1
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 43.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0 116.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 55.4 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 165.7 209.8
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.6 60.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 113.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 76.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 19.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
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 - 11.9 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 20
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 41.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 2.65
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 44.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size P185/65R15 T125/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2,833 4015
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 770
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 275 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 4300 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA LD8
Displacement 1.9L/116 4.6L/279
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.63
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 .68
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.96
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Cadillac Deville
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.76
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Spring
 
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