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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
2-Door Convertible 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,945
$32,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,550
$35,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$589 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.100 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.300 37.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.100 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.000 88.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.700 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.100 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.000 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.300 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.300 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.500 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.500 180.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.300 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.300 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.600 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.000 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.300 x - TBD - - TBD -
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) 11.800 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.800 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.100 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/50R18 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3295 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 1250 - 4500 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 5000 201 @ 5500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.42/2.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.86
Trans Order Code 205 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.6 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6
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
Rollover Rating
 
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