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325Ci 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Coupe SULEV 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sports Wgn RWD 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sports Wgn RWD SULEV 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
3 Series 325xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
3 Series 325xi 4-Door Sports Wgn AWD 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Convertible 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
3 Series 330i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
3 Series 330xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
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2.5 GT Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5 GT Automatic 19 25 $25,270 $27,445
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5 GT Ltd Automatic Black Interior 19 25 $27,546 $29,945
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5 GT Ltd Automatic Taupe Interior 19 25 $27,546 $29,945
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5 GT Ltd Manual Black Interior 19 25 $26,452 $28,745
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5 GT Ltd Manual Taupe Interior 19 25 $26,452 $28,745
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5 GT Manual 19 25 $24,176 $26,245
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5i Automatic 22 30 $20,748 $22,445
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5i Automatic PZEV 22 30 $20,959 $22,645
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5i Ltd Automatic 22 30 $23,677 $25,695
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5i Ltd Automatic PZEV 22 30 $23,888 $25,895
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5i Ltd Manual 23 30 $22,765 $24,695
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5i Ltd Manual PZEV 23 30 $22,976 $24,895
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5i Manual 23 30 $19,836 $21,445
Legacy Sedan (Natl) 2.5i Manual PZEV 23 30 $20,047 $21,645
Legacy Sedan (Natl) Outback 3.0 R Automatic 19 25 $28,727 $31,245
Legacy Wagon (Natl) 2.5 GT Ltd Automatic Black Int 19 25 $28,638 $31,145
Legacy Wagon (Natl) 2.5 GT Ltd Automatic Taupe Int 19 25 $28,638 $31,145
Legacy Wagon (Natl) 2.5 GT Ltd Manual Black Int 19 25 $27,544 $29,945
Legacy Wagon (Natl) 2.5 GT Ltd Manual Taupe Int 19 25 $27,544 $29,945
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5 XT Automatic 19 24 $27,091 $29,445
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5 XT Ltd Automatic Black Int 19 24 $29,548 $32,145
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5 XT Ltd Automatic Taupe Int 19 24 $29,548 $32,145
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5 XT Ltd Manual Black Int 19 25 $28,454 $30,945
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5 XT Ltd Manual Taupe Int 19 25 $28,454 $30,945
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5 XT Manual 19 25 $25,997 $28,245
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5i Automatic 22 28 $23,479 $25,445
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5i Automatic PZEV 22 28 $23,690 $25,645
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5i Ltd Automatic 22 28 $25,999 $28,245
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5i Ltd Automatic PZEV 22 28 $26,210 $28,445
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5i Ltd Manual 23 28 $25,087 $27,245
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5i Ltd Manual PZEV 23 28 $25,298 $27,445
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5i Manual 23 28 $22,567 $24,445
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 2.5i Manual PZEV 23 28 $22,778 $24,645
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 3.0 R L.L. Bean Edition 19 25 $29,820 $32,445
Legacy Wagon (Natl) Outback 3.0 R VDC Ltd 19 25 $30,912 $33,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,670
$25,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,000
$27,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
$457 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 93.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 36.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 68.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 186.2
Height, Overall (in)
54 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 11.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.70
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)
16.6 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 35.4
Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 215/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 215/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
NA compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 3365
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 250 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Turbo Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 250 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportshift
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.26
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Subaru Legacy Sedan (Natl)
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms w/Radius Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Strut type MacPherson Strut

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