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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe L AWD w/BC Equip
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe AWD w/BC Equip L 17 24 $27,795 $30,625
2-Door Coupe AWD w/HN Equip LSi 17 24 $32,540 $36,245
318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,795
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,625
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$510 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 28.5 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 35.0 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 51.4 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 21.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 48.4 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 8.2 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.94 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.39 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 13.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) NA 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall NA 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.1
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 215/55R16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3525 2,833
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA 80
Engine
Displacement 3.3L/202.5 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 5400 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 6 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 228 @ 4400 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.78 2.86
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru SVX BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type Coil Spring
 
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