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Selected Style Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5L 20 27 $26,555 $29,950
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
M 2-Door Roadster 3.2L 19 26 $37,575 $42,700
Z3 2-Door Coupe 2.8L 19 26 $31,895 $36,200
M 2-Door Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $36,795 $41,800
318TI 3-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,555
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,950
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 54.0
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 55.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 47.0 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) - 54.9
Second Head Room (in) - 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 32.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 50.9 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 96.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 55.6 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 158.5 165.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.3 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) 10.7 x - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50VR16 P225/50WR16
Spare Tire Size Compact P225/50WR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR16 P225/50WR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2899 2778
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
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) 90 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5500 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 3500 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 1.9L/116
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 32
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.04 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 4.23
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW Z3 BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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