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318I 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 318I 4-Door Sedan Manual 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
3 Series 318IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
3 Series 318IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
3 Series 318ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
3 Series 318IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
3 Series 318ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
3 Series 318TI 3-Door HB Manual 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3 Series 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3 Series 328I 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
3 Series 328IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
3 Series 328IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
3 Series 328ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
3 Series 328IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
3 Series 328ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series M3S 4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series M3SA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camaro 2-Door Convertible 19 30 $19,919 $21,770
Camaro 2-Door Convertible RS 19 30 $21,200 $23,170
Camaro 2-Door Convertible SS 16 27 $23,350 $25,520
Camaro 2-Door Convertible Z28 16 27 $23,350 $25,520
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 19 30 $14,836 $16,215
Camaro 2-Door Coupe R7C Pkg 19 30 $15,985 $17,470
Camaro 2-Door Coupe RS 19 30 $16,442 $17,970
Camaro 2-Door Coupe SS 16 27 $18,405 $20,115
Camaro 2-Door Coupe Z28 16 27 $18,405 $20,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,755
$19,919
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,950
$21,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 43.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 26.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 80.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 193.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.3 7.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.5 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.7 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 15.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.46
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 40.64
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P185/65R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2,976 3446
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 690
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L36
Displacement
1.9L/116 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 200 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Chevrolet Camaro
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Central Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torque Arm

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