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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
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,640
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,300
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$538 / month
$515 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 30 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 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.4 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 55.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 178.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 55.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 12.0
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 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.60 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 15.9
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 36.1
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 N/A
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3472 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum N/A
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 N/A
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBA - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBA - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBA - 185
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 3600 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.3L/202 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 5600 215 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.235 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.517 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.756 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.378 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.360 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.047 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 330 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 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Upper Arms
 
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