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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 144" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 144" WB N/A N/A $32,933 $36,190
2WD Reg Cab 170" WB N/A N/A $33,560 $36,880
2500 144" N/A N/A $34,967 $38,425
2500 170" N/A N/A $39,558 $43,470
2500 170" EXT N/A N/A $40,318 $44,305
3500 144" N/A N/A $38,352 $42,145
3500 170" N/A N/A $40,632 $44,650
3500 170" EXT N/A N/A $41,400 $45,495
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $33,580 $36,500
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 17 26 $38,825 $42,200
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $40,570 $44,100
2-Door Convertible 328i 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
2-Door Convertible 335i 17 26 $46,645 $50,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $38,915 $42,300
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 27 $32,570 $35,400
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $33,580 $36,500
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,390 $43,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,933
$30,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,190
$33,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$603 / month
$560 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 BMW 3-Series is an enthusiast's dream, yet not-quite-perfect safety ratings, smallish rear seats, and some fussy controls might wrinkle potential buyers' noses.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.4
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 93.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.6
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) 27.6 -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 49.2 -
Wheelbase (in) 144.3 108.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.5 -
Cab to Axle (in) 85.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 71.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 39.5 -
Frame Width, Rear (in) 30.3 -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 239.6 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8 -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 95.5 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) - 59.6
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in) - 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) - 178.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.94
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.79
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25 16.1
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 47.6 36.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.0
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code TXB NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size LT215/85R16E P205/55R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size LT215/85R16E NA
Front Tire Order Code TXB NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size LT215/85R16E P205/55R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 50 NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 7720 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1736 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4080 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 18530 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2604 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 11030 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3340
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5 NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 154 @ 3400 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Diesel V6 Gas I6
Fuel System - TBD - - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 280 @ 1200-2400 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code EXM NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.0L/183
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.46
Trans Order Code DGZ NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.60 4.32
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.23
Summary
Body Style 3500 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Dodge Sprinter BMW 3 Series
Body Code 144" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Rail Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.92 -
Axle Type - Front - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Solid 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Compact
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.0
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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