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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 323i 4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
2-Door Coupe 323Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
4-Door Wagon 323i 20 29 $26,440 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 21 29 $30,220 $33,400
2-Door Coupe 328Ci 21 29 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Convertible 323Ci 20 29 $31,650 $34,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,049
$24,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,805
$26,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$730 / month
$450 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 27.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.4 91.0
Second Hip Room (in) 39.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 37.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 58.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 107.3
Liftover Height (in) 30.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 192.5 176.0
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.3 11.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.63 10.87 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 11.26 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 16.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
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 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55VR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55VR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size P225/55VR16 P195/65HR15
Front 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) 3560 3153
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 4000 181 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 6000 170 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.804 4.23
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.66
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.393 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.531 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.27 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.705 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 300 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
 
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