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Selected Style 318TI 3-Door HB Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,100
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,300
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$683 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 51.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 95.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 55.4 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 165.7 171.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 9.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 11.50 x 0.80
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 - 11.74 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size P225/50WR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50WR16 P225/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50WR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2778 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 4300 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.9L/116 2.5L/153
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 201 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 3.66
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Tiptronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.04 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 2.00
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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