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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,528
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,175
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$536 / month
$488 / 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 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.4 90.8
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.4
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) 60.4 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 107.3
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 176
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 10.7
Brakes
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) 10.60 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
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) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3472 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 3600 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.3L/202 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 5600 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
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.517 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.756 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.378 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.360 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.047 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.235 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 330 BMW 3 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut type
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
 
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