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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
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
Passenger Capacity 4 4
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.00 3.45
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volvo C70 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear Delta-Link Coil Spring
 
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