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Selected Style 840CIA 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 850ciA 14 20 $81,885 $94,700
2-Door Coupe 840ciA 15 20 $66,265 $75,700
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $54,969 $63,750
2-Door Carrera Coupe w/Tiptronic 17 24 $57,654 $67,015
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $62,859 $73,000
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 17 24 $65,544 $76,265
2-Door Carrera Targa 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $61,001 $70,750
2-Door Carrera Targa w/Tiptronic 17 24 $63,686 $74,015
2-Door Carrera Turbo Coupe 13 19 $90,535 $105,000
2-Door Carrera Turbo-S Coupe 13 19 $129,335 $150,000
2-Door Carrera S Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $54,969 $63,750
2-Door Carrera S Coupe w/Tiptronic 17 24 $57,654 $67,015
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,265
$54,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,700
$63,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1262 / month
$1063 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) 25.2 -TBD-
Front Head Room (in) 35.9 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.3 -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 51.7
Second Head Room (in) 34.7 -TBD-
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 -TBD-
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 56.9
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 89.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2 55.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 167.7
Height, Overall (in) 52.8 51.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.5 -TBD-
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - 11.97 x -TBD-
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - 11.77 x -TBD-
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 19.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.47
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 38.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50R16 P245/45R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/50R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size P235/50R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4167 3064
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 9
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 24
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 115
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 3900 250 @ 5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.4L/268 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 282 @ 5700 282 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57 3.82
Clutch Size (in) NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.51 1.41
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.68 2.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.81 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 8 Series Porsche 911 Carrera
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Five-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar Multi-Link
 
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