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2005 2-Door Convertible 1.8T CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 2005 2-Door Convertible 1.8T CVT 23 30 $32,958 $35,750
A4 2005 2-Door Convertible 3.0L CVT 21 29 $38,918 $42,300
A4 2005 2-Door Convertible 3.0L quattro 18 26 $40,868 $44,250
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 1.8T CVT 23 29 $24,995 $27,000
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual 22 31 $23,823 $25,800
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 1.8T quattro Automatic 20 29 $27,309 $29,350
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 1.8T quattro Manual 21 30 $26,137 $28,150
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 3.0L CVT 21 29 $29,500 $31,950
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Automatic 18 26 $32,259 $34,790
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Manual 18 26 $31,087 $33,590
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 1.8T CVT 23 29 $24,995 $27,000
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 1.8T Manual 22 31 $23,823 $25,800
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 1.8T quattro Automatic 20 29 $27,309 $29,350
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 1.8T quattro Manual 21 30 $26,137 $28,150
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 3.0L CVT 21 29 $29,500 $31,950
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 3.0L quattro Automatic 18 26 $32,259 $34,790
A4 2005 4-Door Sedan SE 3.0L quattro Manual 18 26 $31,087 $33,590
A4 2005 Wgn 1.8T Avant quattro Automatic 20 29 $28,219 $30,350
A4 2005 Wgn 1.8T Avant quattro Manual 21 30 $27,047 $29,150
A4 2005 Wgn 3.0L Avant quattro Automatic 18 26 $33,169 $35,790
A4 2005 Wgn 3.0L Avant quattro Manual 18 26 $31,997 $34,590
A4 2005 Wgn SE 1.8T Avant quattro Automatic 20 29 $28,219 $30,350
A4 2005 Wgn SE 1.8T Avant quattro Manual 21 30 $27,047 $29,150
A4 2005 Wgn SE 3.0L Avant quattro Automatic 18 26 $33,169 $35,790
A4 2005 Wgn SE 3.0L Avant quattro Manual 18 26 $31,997 $34,590
A4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan 2.0T CVT 24 32 $26,406 $28,550
A4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Manual 23 34 $25,234 $27,350
A4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan 2.0T quattro Automatic 22 30 $28,506 $30,650
A4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan 2.0T quattro Manual 22 31 $27,334 $29,450
A4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan 3.2L quattro Automatic 19 26 $32,828 $35,400
A4 2005.5 Wgn 2.0T Avant quattro Automatic 22 30 $29,416 $31,650
A4 2005.5 Wgn 2.0T Avant quattro Manual 22 31 $28,244 $30,450
A4 2005.5 Wgn 3.2L Avant quattro Automatic 19 26 $33,738 $36,400
S4 2-Door Convertible quattro Automatic 17 23 $50,787 $55,150
S4 2-Door Convertible quattro Manual 15 21 $49,615 $53,950
S4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 15 23 $43,657 $47,300
S4 2005.5 4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 15 21 $42,485 $46,100
S4 2005.5 5-Door Wgn Avant quattro Automatic 15 23 $44,567 $48,300
S4 2005.5 5-Door Wgn Avant quattro Manual 15 21 $43,395 $47,100
S4 4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 18 24 $43,416 $47,050
S4 4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 15 21 $42,244 $45,850
S4 5-Door Wgn Avant quattro Automatic 18 24 $44,326 $48,050
S4 5-Door Wgn Avant quattro Manual 15 21 $43,154 $46,850
allroad 5-Door Wgn 2.7T quattro Automatic 16 22 $37,255 $40,250
allroad 5-Door Wgn 2.7T quattro Manual 16 23 $37,255 $40,250
allroad 5-Door Wgn 4.2L quattro Automatic 16 21 $43,625 $47,250
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325Ci 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Coupe SULEV 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sports Wgn RWD 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sports Wgn RWD SULEV 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
3 Series 325xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
3 Series 325xi 4-Door Sports Wgn AWD 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Convertible 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
3 Series 330i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
3 Series 330xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,958
$35,670
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,750
$39,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$596 / month
$650 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.1 45.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.4 32.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
72.8 80.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 54
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.5 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 69.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 176.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 7.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 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)
11.3 x 0.39 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P215/55HR16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3638 3560
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 1950 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5900 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.66
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.78 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four Link Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link

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