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Selected Style 2.5i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i Manual 23 30 $19,836 $21,445
2.5i Manual PZEV 23 30 $20,047 $21,645
2.5i Automatic 22 30 $20,748 $22,445
2.5i Automatic PZEV 22 30 $20,959 $22,645
2.5i Manual Ltd 23 30 $22,765 $24,695
2.5i Manual PZEV Ltd 23 30 $22,976 $24,895
2.5i Automatic Ltd 22 30 $23,677 $25,695
2.5i Automatic PZEV Ltd 22 30 $23,888 $25,895
2.5 Manual GT 19 25 $24,176 $26,245
2.5 Automatic GT 19 25 $25,270 $27,445
2.5 Manual Black Interior GT Ltd 19 25 $26,452 $28,745
2.5 Manual Taupe Interior GT Ltd 19 25 $26,452 $28,745
2.5 Automatic Black Interior GT Ltd 19 25 $27,546 $29,945
2.5 Automatic Taupe Interior GT Ltd 19 25 $27,546 $29,945
3.0 Automatic Outback R 19 25 $28,727 $31,245
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
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
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,836
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,445
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$488 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.1 90.8
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 107.3
Liftover Height (in) 26.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.2 176
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 10.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.39 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.94 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 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) 3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 13.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size compact P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2700 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3200 3219
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 Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 5600 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.23
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Sportshift NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Sedan (Natl) BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Radius Arms w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
 
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