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Selected Style A SR 4-Door Sedan w/Sunroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A 4-Door Sedan 22 32 $22,140 $23,550
A SR 4-Door Sedan w/Sunroof 22 32 $22,140 $23,550
4-Door Sedan Sport Edition 22 32 $25,461 $27,400
325i 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 325i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
4-Door Sport Wagon 325i 20 29 $26,620 $29,400
4-Door Sedan 330i 21 30 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $31,650 $34,990
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 20 29 $32,550 $35,990
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 21 30 $38,320 $42,400
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,020 $45,400
2-Door Convertible M3 16 24 $48,220 $53,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,140
$24,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,550
$26,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$450 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 45.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 32.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 80.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 54.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 55.9
Wheelbase (in) 100.9 107.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 69.2
Track Width, Front (in) 58.0 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.8 176.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 7.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.6 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 - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.3 15.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 195/60V15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 195/60V15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2767 3241
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 1800 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.9L/119 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5100 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbo Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.54 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.24
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.21
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.49
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo S40 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Struts MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .75 - TBD -
 
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