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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 318TI 3-Door HB Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,479
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,305
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$922 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 32 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 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
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
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
Liftover Height (in) 30.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.3 15.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 14.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 P225/50WR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 160 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3649 2778
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 622 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.0L/242 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6000 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 32
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.431 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.180 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.266 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.357 4.23
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.424 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe BMW 3 Series
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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