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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan L Manual AWD w/BL Equip
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
5-Door Wagon Manual w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,804 $16,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,522 $17,095
5-Door Wagon Manual w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $16,321 $17,995
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $17,039 $18,795
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
$14,445
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,895
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 32.5 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.4 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 99.2 106.3
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 54.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.94 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.7
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 195/60R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 195/60R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2690-2770 2,833
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4000 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.2L/136 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 5400 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 2.86
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Coil Spring
 
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