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Selected Style 2-Door Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Base 18 24 $32,093 $34,900
2-Door Journey 18 24 $32,780 $35,650
2-Door Sport 17 26 $33,284 $36,200
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe M3 14 20 $51,980 $56,500
2-Door Convertible M3 M3 14 19 $59,755 $64,950
4-Door Sedan M3 14 20 $49,495 $53,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
2-Door Coupe AWD 328xi 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 29 $37,905 $41,200
2-Door Coupe AWD 335xi 19 29 $39,560 $43,000
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $45,540 $49,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 328xi 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 335xi N/A N/A $37,905 $41,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 20 30 $31,740 $34,500
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328xi 19 28 $33,490 $36,400
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,093
$30,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,900
$32,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$545 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Infiniti G37 Coupe is the best-selling coupe in the segment for a number of good reasons: it’s incredibly fast and handles well, and it’s good-looking in a well-heeled way. The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 29.8 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.0 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) 48.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 55.4
Second Head Room (in) 34.5 37.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 183.1 178.2
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 55.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.4 12.0
Brakes
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) 13.0 x 1.3 11.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.6 11.8 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 16.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR18 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50VR18 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3616 3340
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 5200 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.7L/225 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 330 @ 7000 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System SMPI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.84 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.76 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Infiniti G37 Coupe BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
 
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