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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Firebird
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 30 $16,698 $18,250
2-Door Coupe Formula 18 24 $21,301 $23,280
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $22,756 $24,870
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 18 24 $24,146 $26,390
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 18 24 $27,870 $30,460
318TI 3-Door HB Manual
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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
$16,698
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,250
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$304 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 28.9 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.0 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) 44.4 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 37.0
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 35.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.4 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 52.0 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 101.1 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.27 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.02 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.5 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.6 35.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P225/50WR16
Rear Tire Order Code QEA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P225/50WR16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 P225/50WR16
Front Tire Order Code QEA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3340 2778
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 80
Engine
Displacement 3.8L/231 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 4000 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code L36 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.53 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.52
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Firebird BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Salisbury Axle Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm Coil Spring
 
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