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4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$31,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$34,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$577 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 BMW 3-Series continues the tradition of excellent handling, brisk performance, and high quality, though its relatively compact size does result in some compromises.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.7
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)
12.3 x - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD -
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
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3362
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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