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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$71,508
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$76,480
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1275 / month
$515 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 93.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.6
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) -TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.61 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.7 178.2
Height, Overall (in) 50.4 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.6 max 4.4 min 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.0 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr 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 1.3 11.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA N/A
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50WR18 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/50WR18 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3647 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA N/A
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 185
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 4400 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code LH2 NA
Displacement 4.6L/279 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 6400 215 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.32
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.02 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.21 2.46
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.23
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Conv 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac XLR BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) SLA double wishbone w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) SLA double wishbone w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link
 
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