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Selected Style 300 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 18 25 $26,165 $29,735
300 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
300 5-Door Wagon Automatic SportCross 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
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
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,165
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,735
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$488 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 30.2 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.2 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 176
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 107.3
Liftover Height (in) 25.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 10.7
Brakes
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) 12.0 x 0.47 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.5 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/45ZR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size 215/45ZR17 P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/45ZR17 P205/55R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3255 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 218 @ 3800 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 5800 184 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.09 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.52
Trans Order Code NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57 4.23
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 300 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Lower Arms
 
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