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2001 BMW 3-Series
2001 Lexus GS 430
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4-Door Sedan 325i
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
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 23 $41,242 $47,405
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,450
$41,242
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,990
$47,405
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$790 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 100.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 44.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 14.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.0 x 0.47
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)
16.6 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.38
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3241 3715
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 300 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5/152 4.3L/242
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 23
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.753
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.431
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.49 2.180
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.266
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.357
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.424
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lexus GS 430
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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