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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 Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 55.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 55.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.2
Length, Overall (in) 165.7 183.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 14.7/33.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 19.3
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 16.8
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3300
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2,833 3232
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 Temp
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 520
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 168 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Volvo 850
Suspension
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
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
 
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