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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,354
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,005
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 27.2 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.4 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) 39.2 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 37.0
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 30.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 192.9 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 52.6 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.3 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.63 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.3 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 P225/50WR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55R16 P225/50WR16
Spare Tire Size P225/55R16 P225/50WR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 160 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1600 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3561 2866
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 80
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 6000 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 4000 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.393 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.531 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.272 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.705 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.804 2.86
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 300 Luxury Sport Cpe BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Spring
 
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