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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 3.2L
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 21 29 $35,320 $40,600
2-Door Cabriolet 19 28 $41,060 $47,200
318TI 3-Door HB Manual
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Transmission

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
$35,320
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,600
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$677 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 80.7 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) 45.9 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 35.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.2 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 54.0 54.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 15.0
Brakes
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) 11.7 x 1.1 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x .39 10.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.85 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/55HR16 P225/50WR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55HR16 P225/50WR16
Spare Tire Size 205/55HR16 P225/50WR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3240 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 229 @ 3000-4600 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 5700 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.23
Clutch Size (in) N/A - 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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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