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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
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Cloth
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Cloth 21 28 $25,885 $28,800
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Cloth 21 26 $25,885 $28,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Leather 21 28 $26,270 $29,900
4-Door Sedan Manual Touring 21 26 $27,676 $31,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic Touring 21 28 $28,555 $32,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,215
$25,885
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,390
$28,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$480 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 34.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0 99.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 165.7 189.6
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.6 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 55.4 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 14.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 10.8 x 0.4
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 - 10.9 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size P185/65R15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2,833 3,159
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16" x 4"
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 4300 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.9L/116 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 190 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 2.272
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.545
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.619
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.694
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.785
Clutch Size (in) NA 9.5 x 6.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Infiniti I30
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut
 
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