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Selected Style 5-Door HB XR
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4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 27 $32,570 $35,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $33,580 $36,500
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $33,580 $36,500
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 17 26 $38,825 $42,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $38,915 $42,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,390 $43,900
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $40,570 $44,100
2-Door Convertible 328i 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
2-Door Convertible 335i 17 26 $46,645 $50,700
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$30,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$33,600
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$560 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 BMW 3-Series is an enthusiast's dream, yet not-quite-perfect safety ratings, smallish rear seats, and some fussy controls might wrinkle potential buyers' noses.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 93.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.6
Front Head Room (in) - 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 55.4
Passenger Capacity - 5
Second Head Room (in) - 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) - 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) - 59.6
Wheelbase (in) - 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) - 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) - 178.2
Height, Overall (in) - 55.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type - Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 16.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 36.1
Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Rear Tire Size - P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Front Tire Size - P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size - NA
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3340
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material - Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - NA
Rear Wheel Material - Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code - NA
Displacement - 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 230 @ 6500
Engine Type - Gas I6
Fuel System - - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.66
Trans Type - 6
Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.46
Trans Order Code - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.23
Trans Description Cont. - Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.32
Summary
Vehicle Name - BMW 3 Series
Body Style - 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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