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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 17 26 $46,645 $50,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $33,580 $36,500
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 17 26 $38,825 $42,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 16 25 $40,570 $44,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335d RWD 23 36 $40,390 $43,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 16 25 $38,915 $42,300
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 27 $32,570 $35,400
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $34,410 $37,400
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $61,180 $66,500
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $53,220 $57,850
M3 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $50,460 $54,850
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2-Door Coupe R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Challenger 2-Door Coupe R/T 16 25 $28,170 $30,220
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SE 17 25 $20,890 $22,220
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SRT8 13 19 $37,270 $40,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,985
$28,170
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,550
$30,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$743 / month
$504 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
It’s not cheap and it is kind of heavy, but the 2009 BMW M3 offers the kind of performance that brought Porsche 911s and Chevy Corvettes fame on the racetrack and on the streets. Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Midsize sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.2 91.5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 58.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 116.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 33.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 197.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.0 16.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 38.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA TWN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P235/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TWN
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P235/55VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3792 3937
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Engine
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 401 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA EZH
Displacement
3.0L/183 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 372 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Dodge Challenger
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA five-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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