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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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3-Door LB 15th Anniv Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Automatic 18 24 $28,487 $30,400
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Manual 18 23 $27,727 $29,500
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Sport Roof Automatic 18 24 $32,154 $34,900
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Sport Roof Manual 18 23 $31,393 $34,000
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Turbo Automatic 18 23 $35,367 $38,200
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Turbo Manual 17 24 $36,803 $39,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,755
$28,487
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,950
$30,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$507 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 32.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 43.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 23.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 69.0
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 177.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 50.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 34.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 10.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 17.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 12.0 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.6 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 17.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P225/50VR16
Spare Tire Size
P185/65R15 T145/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P245/45VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2,976 3265
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 8.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 320 @ 5600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.9L/116 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 220 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.272
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.705
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.804
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.000
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 2.393
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.531
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 3 Door Liftback
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Toyota Supra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Central Links Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30

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