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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Standard
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 16 22 $30,839 $33,460
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 16 22 $34,819 $37,835
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,338 $17,720
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $16,996 $18,450
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,999 $19,565
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 18 26 $21,724 $23,705
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 18 26 $22,777 $24,875
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 18 26 $26,224 $28,705
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,500 $23,455
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,826 $26,040
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 18 26 $25,630 $28,045
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 18 26 $26,683 $29,215
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 10th Anniv 16 22 $32,166 $34,935
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 10th Anniv 16 22 $36,115 $39,275
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,555 $35,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $42,475 $46,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 26 $33,555 $36,700
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $39,200 $42,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,755 $54,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,050 $29,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $31,830 $34,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $33,420 $36,550
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,415 $32,150
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,338
$25,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,720
$27,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$463 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 91
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 35.5 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 58
Wheelbase (in) 101.3 107.3
Liftover Height (in) 28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 58
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 183.2 176.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.9 11.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
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) - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.62 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15 P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55TR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55TR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3114 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2800 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.8L/232 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 193 @ 5500 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.37 4.23
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.99 2.52
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Mustang BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Bar Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
 
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