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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Sedan Linear
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan Linear 22 32 $25,330 $26,850
4-Door Sport Sedan Arc 22 32 $28,538 $30,250
4-Door Sport Sedan Aero 22 32 $30,922 $32,850
2-Door Convertible Linear 22 32 $34,985 $37,100
2-Door Convertible Arc 22 32 $37,814 $40,100
2-Door Convertible Aero 22 32 $40,172 $42,600
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,330
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,850
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$488 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 90.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 107.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 176
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 10.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.87 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
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) 11.14 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.97 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16 13.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3175 3307
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Turbocharged MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 195 @ 2500 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 5500 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 4.23
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) 3.43 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.88 2.52
Trans Order Code MAN 205
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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