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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 19 28 $45,540 $49,500
3 Series 2-Door Conv M3 14 19 $59,755 $64,950
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328xi AWD 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328xi AWD SULEV 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 19 29 $37,905 $41,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335xi AWD 19 29 $39,560 $43,000
3 Series 2-Door Coupe M3 14 20 $51,980 $56,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328xi AWD 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328xi AWD SULEV 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335xi AWD 19 25 $37,905 $41,200
3 Series 4-Door Sedan M3 14 20 $49,495 $53,800
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 20 30 $31,740 $34,500
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328xi AWD 19 28 $33,490 $36,400
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKZ 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $30,245 $32,850
MKZ 4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $28,562 $30,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,020
$30,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,500
$32,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$725 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though. The 2008 Lincoln MKZ is a credible luxury bargain, with all-wheel drive and heritage styling cues as its killer apps.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.2 95.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 57.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 190.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.0 15.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T7C
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA T7C
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3792 3672
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 X 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 X 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99T
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA 44B
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lincoln MKZ
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot Independent

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