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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe S Automatic w/Sunroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Automatic S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Manual S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Manual S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $27,423 $30,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,423 $30,470
3-Door Coupe Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $27,663 $30,995
3-Door Coupe Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $27,663 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $28,557 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $28,557 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 19 27 $32,104 $35,670
2-Door Convertible Manual S 21 29 $32,104 $35,670
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $36,849 $41,995
2-Door Convertible Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $36,849 $41,995
318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,923
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,470
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$425 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.1 32.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.7 87.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) -TBD- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.6 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.8 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.4 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 56.9 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 24.0 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) -TBD- 10.7 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) -TBD- 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 13.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall -TBD- 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3000 2,833
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) -TBD- 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) -TBD- 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) -TBD- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4300 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5700 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 2.86
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) -TBD- 2.00
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Saab 900 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) -TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear H-Formed Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) -TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD- - TBD -
 
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