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Selected Style 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $33,650 $36,800
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $34,560 $37,800
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,290 $44,100
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,020 $47,100
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,755 $55,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,325 $29,850
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,190 $35,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $33,785 $36,950
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,780 $32,550
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Automatic 20 28 $29,754 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Automatic w/Navigation 20 28 $31,575 $34,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual 20 30 $29,754 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual w/Navigation 20 30 $31,575 $34,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual HP Tires 20 30 $29,936 $32,850
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual HP Tires w/Navi 20 30 $31,757 $34,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,730
$29,754
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,100
$32,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$468 / month
$544 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 34.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.8 97.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 58.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 55.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 107.3 107.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 176.0 186.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.7 12.5
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 - 11.4 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 17.0
Steering
Steering Type Variable Assist Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.77
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.7 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P235/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P235/45WR17
Spare Tire Size P205/55R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3219 3575
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17" x 8"
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17" x 8"
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 3500 238 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.2L/196
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System EFI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 2.563
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.021
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.480
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.04 1.846
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 1.552
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 4.428
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 0.666
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Acura TL
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut type Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper Arms w/Coil Springs
 
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