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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
840CIA 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 850ciA 14 20 $81,885 $94,700
2-Door Coupe 840ciA 15 20 $66,265 $75,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,795
$66,265
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,625
$75,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$510 / month
$1262 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 35.0 34.7
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 44.0
Front Hip Room (in) 51.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 28.5 25.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 35.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85 81.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 188.2
Height, Overall (in) 48.4 52.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3 61.5
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 105.7
Liftover Height (in) 21.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 8.2 9.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.94 12.8 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 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall NA 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 37.7
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) NA 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P235/50R16
Spare Tire Size NA P235/50R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55R16 P235/50R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3525 4167
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 5400 282 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas Flat 6 Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 228 @ 4400 310 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.3L/202.5 4.4L/268
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 20
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.80
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA 2.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.78 3.57
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.51
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru SVX BMW 8 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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