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1998 BMW 3-Series
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318I 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 318I 4-Door Sedan Manual 23 32 $23,030 $26,150
3 Series 318IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 22 31 $23,030 $26,150
3 Series 318TI 3-Door HB Manual 23 32 $19,325 $21,390
3 Series 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic 22 31 $19,325 $21,390
3 Series 323IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 30 $30,510 $34,700
3 Series 323ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 27 $30,510 $34,700
3 Series 323IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 30 $25,260 $28,700
3 Series 323ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 27 $25,260 $28,700
3 Series 328I 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 28 $29,110 $33,100
3 Series 328IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 18 26 $29,110 $33,100
3 Series 328IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 28 $36,455 $41,500
3 Series 328ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 26 $36,455 $41,500
3 Series 328IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 28 $29,195 $33,200
3 Series 328ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 26 $29,195 $33,200
3 Series M 2-Door Roadster 3.2L 20 28 $37,065 $42,200
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 28 $40,300 $45,900
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 28 $40,300 $45,900
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
3 Series M3S 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
3 Series M3SA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 28 $34,880 $39,700
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 32 $26,015 $29,425
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,555 $35,900
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Coupe L 2.2L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Coupe Coupe L 2.2L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,162 $16,695
Impreza Coupe Coupe L 2.2L Manual AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
Impreza Coupe Coupe RS 2.5L Automatic AWD w/GD Equip 22 28 $18,121 $19,995
Impreza Coupe Coupe RS 2.5L Manual AWD w/GD Equip 22 28 $17,404 $19,195
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Sedan L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,162 $16,695
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Sedan L Manual AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn L Automatic w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,521 $17,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn L Manual w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,804 $16,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn Outback Sport Automatic w/ES 23 30 $17,038 $18,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn Outback Sport Manual w/ES 23 30 $16,321 $17,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,030
$15,162
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,150
$16,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$436 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 51.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 32.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 84.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 99.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 172.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.3 11.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 16.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P185/65R15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2954 2795
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.2L/135
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 137 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Subaru Impreza Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Central Links w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75

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