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Selected Style 325i 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $31,650 $34,990
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,020 $45,400
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 20 29 $32,550 $35,990
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 21 30 $38,320 $42,400
2-Door Convertible M3 16 24 $48,220 $53,400
4-Door Sedan 325i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
4-Door Sedan 330i 21 30 $30,750 $33,990
4-Door Sport Wagon 325i 20 29 $26,620 $29,400
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,450
$41,242
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,990
$47,405
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$790 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.7 14.8
Brakes
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) 11.8 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 19.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.38
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
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
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 Torque @ RPM 175 @ 3500 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5/152 4.3L/242
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6000 300 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
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
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,
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Lexus GS 430
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
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
 
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