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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 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 20 29 $25,740 $28,040
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 20 29 $26,715 $29,015
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo w/Sunroof LP 20 27 $29,435 $31,835
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo 19 26 $31,550 $34,500
5-Door Wagon Automatic Turbo w/Sunroof LP 20 27 $30,735 $33,135
5-Door Wagon Automatic Turbo 19 26 $32,850 $35,800
5-Door Wagon Manual GT 20 29 $27,040 $29,340
5-Door Wagon Automatic GT 20 29 $28,015 $30,315
4-Door Sedan Manual 20 29 $24,510 $26,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 29 $25,485 $27,685
5-Door Wagon Manual 20 29 $25,810 $28,010
5-Door Wagon Automatic 20 29 $26,785 $28,985
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo HP 19 26 $34,985 $38,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic 850 Turbo HP 19 26 $36,435 $40,135
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $26,940 $29,240
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $27,915 $30,215
5-Door Wagon Manual w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $28,240 $30,540
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $29,215 $31,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,215
$24,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,390
$26,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$445 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 35.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0 111.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 55.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.2
Length, Overall (in) 165.7 183.5
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.6 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 14.7/33.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.0" x TBD
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 - 11.5" x TBD
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 19.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size P185/65R15 Temp
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P195/60R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2,833 3232
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 Temp
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 168 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 4300 162 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA B5254-S
Displacement 1.9L/116 2.4L/148.6 CID
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.77
Trans Order Code NA M56H
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 4.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.07
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.19
Trans Type 4 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Volvo 850
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .767
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .787
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Delta Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring MacPherson Struts
 
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