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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe (CA/NY) 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,612
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,800
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$847 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 27.2 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.4 87.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 192.5 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.3 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.3 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55R16 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size P225/55R16 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 P185/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3605 2,833
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.0 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5300 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4500 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.0L/242 1.9L/116
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 31
Transmission
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) 2.76 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
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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