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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 31 $18,345 $20,050
2-Door Coupe Formula 18 26 $23,785 $25,995
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 18 26 $25,642 $28,025
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $24,672 $26,965
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 18 26 $29,366 $32,095
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,640 $29,100
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,000 $34,990
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,930 $45,900
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $33,010 $36,100
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $38,745 $42,400
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,210 $53,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $24,820 $27,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $26,415 $28,850
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 21 30 $31,090 $33,990
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $32,685 $35,740
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,005 $29,500
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $28,595 $31,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,345
$24,820
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,050
$27,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$452 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 45.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 35.2 36.9
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 45.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 28.9 32.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.2 91.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.3 176.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.2 54.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 55.9
Wheelbase (in) 101.1 107.3
Liftover Height (in) 35.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 69.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 11.0
Brakes
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) 12.0 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
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) 11.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.6 34.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3319 3219
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 4000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code L36 NA
Displacement 3.8L/231 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200 184 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
Transmission
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 3.15
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Pontiac Firebird BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Salisbury Axle Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
 
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