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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe S240
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S240 21 27 N/A $65,690
2-Door Coupe S260 21 27 N/A $74,950
4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$51,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,690
$55,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1095 / month
$932 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 41.0 93.0
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.5
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 45.6 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 90.5 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 149.5 180.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 4.0 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 13.8 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) - TBD - 14.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 12.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 38.4
Steering Type Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/50WR16 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45WR17 P265/40ZR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2077 3726
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 5500 295 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 4.0/244
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 8000 414 @ 8300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 4.06
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.58
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.40
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 1.19
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lotus Exige BMW M3
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 11.6
 
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