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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe M3 14 20 $51,980 $56,500
2-Door Convertible M3 M3 14 19 $59,755 $64,950
4-Door Sedan M3 14 20 $49,495 $53,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
2-Door Coupe AWD 328xi 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 29 $37,905 $41,200
2-Door Coupe AWD 335xi 19 29 $39,560 $43,000
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $45,540 $49,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 328xi 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 335xi N/A N/A $37,905 $41,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 20 30 $31,740 $34,500
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328xi 19 28 $33,490 $36,400
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $34,366 $36,560
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $37,374 $39,760
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 17 26 $36,528 $38,860
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $38,314 $40,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,085
$34,366
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,700
$36,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$545 / month
$609 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans. The 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 98
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.2 191.6
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 113.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 13.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.79 12.4 x 1.02
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 0.94 12.4 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.1 18
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 56.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCH
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P235/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3340 3509
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 6500 263 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - PFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2750 253 @ 3100
Engine Order Code NA LY7
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.46 2.33
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 4.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.32 4.15
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.53
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Cadillac CTS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Pivot Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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