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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 19 25 $25,860 $27,650
2-Door Coupe Manual Enthusiast 19 25 $27,144 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Automatic Enthusiast 19 25 $28,069 $30,350
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 19 25 $30,011 $32,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 25 $30,473 $32,950
2-Door Coupe Manual Track 19 25 $31,591 $34,550
2-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 19 25 $32,781 $35,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 19 25 $33,695 $36,850
2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 19 25 $32,415 $35,050
2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 18 24 $33,340 $36,050
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 19 25 $34,820 $37,650
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 24 $35,744 $38,650
2-Door Roadster Manual Grand Touring 19 25 $36,993 $40,000
2-Door Roadster Automatic Grand Touring 18 24 $37,918 $41,000
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,860
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,650
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$461 / month
$515 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.5 93.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.6
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 169.8 178.2
Height, Overall (in) 52.1 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.8 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.6 11.8 x 0.79
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) 12.6 x 1.1 11.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact N/A
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45WR18 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45WR18 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3339 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel N/A
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact N/A
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 185
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4800 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code VQ35DE NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6400 215 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.79 4.32
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.66
Trans Type 6 6
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 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style 2dr Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan 350Z BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-link w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link
 
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