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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,830
$30,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$32,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$538 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 BMW 3-Series continues the tradition of excellent handling, brisk performance, and high quality, though its relatively compact size does result in some compromises. With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 91
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 110.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 178.2 185.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.47
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) 12.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.1 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P225/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3362 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 280
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 6500 211 @ 5300-6000
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2750 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.46 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 5.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.32 2.49-0.37
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Audi A4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Pivot 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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