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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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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 57.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.6 63.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 117.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 22.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Recirculating Ball
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 4300 265 @ 3250
Engine Order Code NA 99W
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.84
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,
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan Executive
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Lincoln Town Car
Suspension
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
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
 
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