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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 19 25 $34,795 $38,995
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $35,770 $39,970
318TI 3-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 28 $29,195 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 28 $29,110 $33,100
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 22 31 $19,325 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $23,030 $26,150
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,260 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,510 $34,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 18 26 $29,110 $33,100
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 32 $23,030 $26,150
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 20 30 $25,260 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 28 $36,455 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 20 30 $30,510 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $19,325 $21,390
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 32 $26,015 $29,425
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 18 26 $29,195 $33,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 18 26 $36,455 $41,500
4-Door Sedan Manual M3s 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3sA 19 28 $34,880 $39,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,555 $35,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 20 28 $40,300 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 19 28 $40,300 $45,900
2-Door Roadster M 3.2L 20 28 $37,065 $42,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,795
$19,325
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,995
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 66.5 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.7 165.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 16.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/45ZR17 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/45ZR17 P185/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3365 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 243 @ 2700 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/142 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 236 @ 5100 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbo Gas I5 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.00 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.07 4.23
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.99 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volvo C70 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Delta-Link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
 
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