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3-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 21 28 $25,170 $26,495
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 21 28 $25,170 $26,495
3-Door HB Manual 21 29 $25,170 $26,495
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 29 $25,170 $26,495
5-Door HB Automatic 21 28 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 21 28 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Manual 21 29 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 29 $25,402 $26,995
5-Door HB Automatic SE 21 28 $30,737 $32,595
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof SE 21 28 $30,737 $32,595
5-Door HB Manual SE 22 29 $30,737 $32,595
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof SE 22 29 $30,737 $32,595
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof Viggen 21 31 $34,955 $37,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Black Top SE 21 28 $37,395 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic w/Blue Top SE 21 28 $37,395 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top SE 22 29 $37,355 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Blue Top SE 22 29 $37,355 $39,995
2-Door Convertible Manual w/Black Top Viggen 21 31 $41,395 $44,995
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4-Door Sedan 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 325i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
4-Door Sport Wagon 325i 20 29 $26,620 $29,400
4-Door Sedan 330i 21 30 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $31,650 $34,990
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 20 29 $32,550 $35,990
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 21 30 $38,320 $42,400
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,020 $45,400
2-Door Convertible M3 16 24 $48,220 $53,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,170
$24,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,495
$26,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$442 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 45.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 32.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.3 80.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 176.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 54.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.8 55.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.6 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.4 69.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.2 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
21.7 7.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.34 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60VR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60VR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2980 3241
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
60 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
Turbo Charged EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
194 @ 2100 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5500 184 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 2.49
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.05 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.85
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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