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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor 21 29 $29,528 $31,750
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $33,434 $35,950
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 18 23 $49,290 $53,000
323i 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 323Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
2-Door Coupe 328Ci 21 29 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Convertible 323Ci 20 29 $31,650 $34,990
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
4-Door Sedan 328i 21 29 $30,220 $33,400
4-Door Wagon 323i 20 29 $26,440 $29,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,528
$24,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,750
$26,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$529 / month
$450 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 91.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 58.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 107.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 176.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 11.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.35 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.47 11.26 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel, 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.2 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.85 15.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-size P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/60R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3153
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-size 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 181 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 170 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.23
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
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/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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