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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$29,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$32,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$543 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Lexus IS is an important car for the brand, and at first impression, the redesign is off to a good start. The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.100
Front Leg Room (in) 42.000
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.100
Front Head Room (in) 40.300
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.100
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.000
Second Head Room (in) 37.700
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.300
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.300
Wheelbase (in) 110.600
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.300
Track Width, Front (in) 60.300
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.500
Length, Overall (in) 182.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.000
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.300 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.100
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 5000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 1250 - 4500
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Trans Order Code 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Trans Type 8
Summary
Body Style Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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