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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 Executive
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Executive 17 25 $32,890 $37,280
4-Door Sedan Signature 17 25 $34,920 $39,640
4-Door Sedan Cartier 17 25 $37,982 $43,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,215
$32,890
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,390
$37,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$621 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 41.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0 116.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 62.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 62.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 76.7
Track Width, Front (in) 55.4 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.0
Length, Overall (in) 165.7 219
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.6 63.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 117.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 22.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.55
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 44.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 42.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Recirculating Ball
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T3P
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size P185/65R15 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T3P
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2,833 3997
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 130
Engine
Displacement 1.9L/116 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 190 @ 4250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 4300 265 @ 3250
Engine Order Code NA 99W
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
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 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.56
Trans Order Code NA 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Lincoln Town Car
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan Executive
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Four-bar-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Air springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Short/Long Arm
 
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