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Selected Style 3-Door HB Manual
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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
325i 4-Door Sedan
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.3 176.7
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
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 15.4
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P195/60VR15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2980 3241
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.76 2.49
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
 
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