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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,555 $35,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $42,475 $46,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 26 $33,555 $36,700
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $39,200 $42,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,755 $54,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,050 $29,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $31,830 $34,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $33,420 $36,550
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,415 $32,150
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,130
$25,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,725
$27,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$529 / month
$463 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.4 91
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 58
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 176.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 58
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 107.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 11.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x - TBD - 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) 3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60VR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60VR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size P215/60VR16 P205/55R16
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) 3439 3219
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 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) 100 - TBD -
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) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.48 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 300 BMW 3 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut type
 
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