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Selected Style 2.4L Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic 2.4L 22 30 $24,936 $26,490
Automatic w/Sunroof 2.4L 22 30 $24,936 $26,490
Manual 2.5L Turbo 22 32 $26,487 $28,140
Manual w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 22 32 $26,487 $28,140
Automatic 2.5L Turbo 22 30 $26,487 $28,140
Automatic w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 22 30 $26,487 $28,140
AWD Manual 2.5L Turbo 19 26 $28,155 $29,915
AWD Manual w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 19 26 $28,155 $29,915
AWD Automatic 2.5L Turbo 20 28 $28,155 $29,915
AWD Automatic w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 20 28 $28,155 $29,915
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,936
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,490
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$442 / month
$515 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) 50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.4
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 108.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.7 178.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 55.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 64.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - -
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) 33.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.94
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) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - N/A
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3058 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - N/A
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 185
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/149 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 215 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
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 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.44 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 4.32
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo V50 BMW 3 Series
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Struts Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
 
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