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318TI 3-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 22 31 $19,325 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $19,325 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $23,030 $26,150
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 32 $23,030 $26,150
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,260 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 20 30 $25,260 $28,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 32 $26,015 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 18 26 $29,110 $33,100
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 28 $29,110 $33,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 18 26 $29,195 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 28 $29,195 $33,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,510 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 20 30 $30,510 $34,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,555 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3sA 19 28 $34,880 $39,700
4-Door Sedan Manual M3s 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 18 26 $36,455 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 28 $36,455 $41,500
2-Door Roadster M 3.2L 20 28 $37,065 $42,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 19 28 $40,300 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 20 28 $40,300 $45,900
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2-Door Coupe LX Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual LX 25 31 $16,161 $18,290
2-Door Coupe Automatic LX 23 30 $16,868 $19,090
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 31 $18,380 $20,800
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic LX 20 28 $19,042 $21,550
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 23 30 $19,086 $21,600
2-Door Coupe ULEV Automatic EX 23 30 $19,086 $21,600
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Leather EX 25 31 $19,396 $21,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Leather EX 23 30 $20,103 $22,750
2-Door Coupe ULEV Automatic w/Leather EX 23 30 $20,103 $22,750
2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic EX 20 28 $21,340 $24,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,325
$16,161
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,390
$18,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$305 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 51.1
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.0 92.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
165.7 186.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.66 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.91
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.11
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 16.09
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2778 2943
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 152 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.3L/137
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.062
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.903
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.285
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.193
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.685
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.777
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Honda Accord Cpe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04

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