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Selected Style 325i 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 325i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
4-Door Sport Wagon 325i 20 29 $26,620 $29,400
4-Door Sedan 330i 21 30 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $31,650 $34,990
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 20 29 $32,550 $35,990
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 21 30 $38,320 $42,400
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,020 $45,400
2-Door Convertible M3 16 24 $48,220 $53,400
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,450
$28,957
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,990
$31,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$522 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 38.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 45.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 32.0 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 80.0 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 176.7 192.2
Height, Overall (in) 54.6 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.2 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 55.4 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.7 14.5
Brakes
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) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.26 x 0.47
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) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.65 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 36.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3241 3770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 300
Engine
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 3500 192 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA L81
Displacement 2.5/152 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6000 200 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.85 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.49 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 2.86
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Cadillac Catera
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
 
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