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318TI 3-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 318TI 3-Door HB Manual 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
3 Series 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
3 Series 323I 4-Door Sedan 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
3 Series 323IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
3 Series 323ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
3 Series 323IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
3 Series 323ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
3 Series 328I 4-Door Sedan 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
3 Series 328IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
3 Series 328ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
3 Series 328IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
3 Series 328ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible Automatic 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible Manual 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe Manual 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SC 300 Luxury Sport Coupe 2-Door Coupe 19 24 $37,354 $43,005
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,100
$37,354
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,300
$43,005
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$717 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 27.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.0 75.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 44.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
165.7 192.9
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 52.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 9.3
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
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 1.26
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)
10.7 x - TBD - 12.0 x 0.63
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 20.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50WR16 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50WR16 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/50WR16 P225/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 160
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2778 3561
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 220 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.9L/116 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 225 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.804
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
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 Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.393
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.531
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.272
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.705
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lexus SC 300 Luxury Sport Cpe
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar Double Wishbone

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