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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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 55.7
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
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 Size P225/55VR16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
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
Fuel System EFI EFI
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
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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