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Selected Style 2.4L Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.4L Automatic 22 30 $24,466 $25,990
2.4L Automatic w/Sunroof 22 30 $24,466 $25,990
2.5L Turbo Automatic 21 30 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof 21 30 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo Manual 22 31 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo Manual w/Sunroof 22 31 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo AWD Automatic 19 26 $27,657 $29,385
2.5L Turbo AWD Automatic w/Sunroof 19 26 $27,657 $29,385
2.5L Turbo AWD Manual 19 27 $27,657 $29,385
2.5L Turbo AWD Manual w/Sunroof 19 27 $27,657 $29,385
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,466
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,990
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$488 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93 90.8
Second Hip Room (in) 50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.7 176
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 55.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 107.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 14.7 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 69.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 25.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size 205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3058 3307
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.11 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 2.52
Trans Order Code NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.44 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo V50 BMW 3 Series
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
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 Strut type
 
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