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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
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.4 91
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 58
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 107.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 11.0
Brakes
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) 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 4400 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.23
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 300 BMW 3 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut type
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
 
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