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Selected Style 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,300
$44,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,900
$51,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$856 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 110.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 178.2 190.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 112.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 12.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.94 13.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.79 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 18.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7-3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.9-19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 34.1
Steering Type Variable Assist Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size N/A - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare 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) 3285 3745
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material N/A - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) N/A Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 185 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 4.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 6250 300 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 2750 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.35
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.94 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.46 1.96
Trans Order Code NA A761E
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.32 3.30
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 5-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut type Independent
 
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