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Selected Style 97.5 Personal Luxury Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Personal Luxury Sedan 18 23 $29,771 $33,500
97.5 Personal Luxury Sedan 18 23 $29,771 $33,500
318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,771
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,500
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$558 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 30.5 32.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.6 87.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.4 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 54.7 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 106.3
Liftover Height (in) 31.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 15.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.63 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.1 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 13.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/90D16 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P185/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) -TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) -TBD- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) -TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) -TBD- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 2,833
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16" x 4" 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15" x 6.5" 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15" x 6.5" 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.9 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 413 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 193 @ 4800 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 6400 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 31
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.272 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.545 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.916 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.694 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.785 2.86
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Infiniti J30 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut-Type w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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