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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 20 26 $25,066 $26,800
2-Door Coupe Manual Enthusiast 20 26 $26,589 $28,750
2-Door Coupe Automatic Enthusiast 19 25 $27,514 $29,750
2-Door Coupe Manual Performance 20 26 $28,624 $30,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 25 $29,687 $32,100
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 20 26 $30,815 $33,700
2-Door Coupe Manual Track 20 26 $31,637 $34,600
2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 20 26 $31,860 $34,450
2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 18 25 $32,785 $35,450
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 20 26 $34,079 $36,850
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $35,004 $37,850
2-Door Coupe Manual 35th Anniv. Edition 20 26 $33,100 $36,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic 35th Anniv. Edition 19 25 $34,015 $37,200
2-Door Roadster Manual Grand Touring 20 26 $36,346 $39,300
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,066
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,800
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$488 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.5 90.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.4
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.6
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 169.4 176
Height, Overall (in) 51.9 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 107.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.8 10.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x 9.5 11.8 x - TBD -
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) 11.50 x 0.63 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/50WR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50WR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3213 3219
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 120
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/214 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 287 @ 6200 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 274 @ 4800 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code VQ35DE NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.66
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 2.52
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.79 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan 350Z BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2dr Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Upper Arms
 
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