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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 325i 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 325i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
4-Door Sport Wagon 325i 20 29 $26,620 $29,400
4-Door Sedan 330i 21 30 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $31,650 $34,990
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 20 29 $32,550 $35,990
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 21 30 $38,320 $42,400
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,020 $45,400
2-Door Convertible M3 16 24 $48,220 $53,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,724
$24,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,505
$26,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$525 / month
$450 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 32.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.1 80.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.2 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 45.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 69.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 176.7
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 54.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 55.9
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 107.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 7.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 1.10 11.8 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 11.6 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 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
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 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65VR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65VR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P205/65VR15 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3373 3241
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 120
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5800 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 4400 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
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 3.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.49
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.64 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 1.24
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.81 4.21
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 300 BMW 3 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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