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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LX 22 31 $15,231 $16,540
2-Door Convertible JX 20 27 $18,504 $20,150
2-Door Coupe LXi 20 27 $19,307 $21,120
2-Door Convertible JXi 20 27 $22,606 $24,760
318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,231
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,540
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$276 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.4 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.1 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.3 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 106.3
Liftover Height (in) 28.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 165.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 X -TBD- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x 0.9 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 41.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 16.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P185/65R15
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) 2959 2,833
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4800 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code ECF NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 2.86
Clutch Size (in) 9.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.13 1.62
Trans Order Code DD5 NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe LX 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Chrysler Sebring BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.6 - TBD -
 
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