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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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119" Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Expedition 119" Eddie Bauer 15 20 $27,517 $31,590
Expedition 119" Eddie Bauer 4WD 14 18 $29,757 $34,225
Expedition 119" XLT 15 20 $24,152 $27,620
Expedition 119" XLT 4WD 14 18 $26,352 $30,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,755
$27,517
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,950
$31,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 -
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 62.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 63.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 64.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 61.5
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 78.6
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 74.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 119.0
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 57.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 29.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 204.6
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 7.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- 18.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 39.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 46.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 6.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 38.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 62.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 48.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 82.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 118.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 11.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 12.13 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 13.15 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 26
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 16.1
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 16.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P255/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T65
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P255/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P185/65R15 P255/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T65
Spare Tire Order Code
NA T65
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 692
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2064
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 692
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 692
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2064
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2064
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 800
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 8000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2,976 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2544
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6750
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2256
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 13
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Engine
Displacement
1.9L/116 4.6L (281)
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 215 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas I4 GAS V8
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 290 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 20
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Ford Expedition
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Eddie Bauer
Body Code
- U17/119" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 34.9
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Central Links -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 34.9
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Indep Coil Spring
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.31
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3600
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3900
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3000
Frame
Frame Type
- Full Box Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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