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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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4-Door Sedan GT Automatic 2.5L DY Equip
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,755
$21,167
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,950
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 92
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 57.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 67.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.3 13
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4 Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.5 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P185/65R15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2,976 2885-3160
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 85
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.03
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Subaru Legacy Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Central Links w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring MacPherson Strut

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