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Selected Style X3 4-Door AWD 2.5i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 4-Door AWD 2.5i 17 24 $27,755 $30,300
X3 4-Door AWD 3.0i 17 25 $33,215 $36,300
4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L 15 18 $35,294 $37,950
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 14 17 $43,152 $46,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,755
$35,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,300
$37,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$505 / month
$633 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.1 105.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 58.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 40.2 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 179.7 182.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 71.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.1 111.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.0 34.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71.0 81.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 11.9 x - 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) 12.6 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 23.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 19.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/55R17 255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55R17 255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4001 4819
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6000 232 @ 5750
Engine Type Gas 6 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 3500 254 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.7L/227
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain AWD 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.50 2.19
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.7
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - 2.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.35 3.59
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style 4 Door Hard Top 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 8.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 8.0
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
 
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