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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
318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $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 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 15.0
Brakes
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 -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 14.5
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.4
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/55HR16 P225/50WR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3240 2866
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 5700 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 229 @ 3000-4600 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 1.9L/116
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 2.86
Clutch Size (in) N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 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 5-Link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
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
 
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