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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
Roadster 3.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Roadster 3.0L 19 27 $39,897 $42,900
Roadster 3.5L 18 25 $43,664 $46,950
Roadster 5.5L AMG 16 22 $57,195 $61,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,300
$39,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,900
$42,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$715 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 -
Passenger Capacity 5 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 95.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.2 160.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 51.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 9.8 (6.5 w/top down)
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.79 10.9 x - TBD -
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 0.94 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 - TBD -
Steering
Steering Type Variable Assist Pwr Variable vehicle-speed-sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 34.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 225/50WR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 205/55WR16
Spare Tire Size N/A - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3285 3209
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material N/A - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) N/A - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 185 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 2750 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 6250 228 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.32 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.94 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.46 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA 411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe/Roadster
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper Arms Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut type 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower Arms Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link 5-arm multilink
 
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