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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $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 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.1 87.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 15.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 14.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.4
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P225/50WR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3351 2866
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement 3.0L/183 1.9L/116
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.30 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.933 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.81 2.86
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn BMW 3 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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