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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 318TI 3-Door HB Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,844
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,905
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.1 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.4 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.2 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 54.3 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 1.10 11.3 x - TBD -
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) 10.5 x 0.39 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P225/50WR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P225/50WR16
Spare Tire Size P205/65R15 P225/50WR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3351 2778
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 80
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5800 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 4400 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.66
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.30 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.933 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.81 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn BMW 3 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Spring
 
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