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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 XL w/Bench Seat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XL w/Bench Seat 21 31 $21,386 $24,428
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XL w/Bucket Seats 21 31 $20,668 $23,608
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLS w/Bench Seat 21 31 $23,470 $27,128
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLS w/Bucket Seats 21 31 $23,470 $27,128
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,755
$21,386
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,950
$24,428
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$407 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 105.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 57.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.3 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.4
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 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 37.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 22.98
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
P185/65R15 P205/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2,976 3285
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 9.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Engine
Displacement
1.9L/116 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 200 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 214 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Toyota Avalon
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Central Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring MacPherson Strut

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