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Sedan 330i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 330i 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan North America 330i 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 330i xDrive 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan North America 330i xDrive 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,350 $45,000
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,720 $45,400
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 29 $48,165 $51,250
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Standard Range Battery RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Standard Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000
Standard Range Battery RWD Plus N/A N/A N/A $39,900
Mid Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $42,900
Long Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $44,500
Long Range Battery AWD N/A N/A N/A $49,900
AWD Performance N/A N/A N/A $59,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,935
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,250
$35,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$671 / month
$583 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come. The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is a glimpse of the future in many ways; but it’s far from perfect.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg -
Highway
36 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 97
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17 15
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 3627
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 1550 317
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 258
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 138
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 131
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 124
Battery Range (mi)
- 220
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 -
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 9.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 -
Trans Type
8 1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Tesla Model 3
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2019 BMW 3-Series
  • 2019 3-Series is here; 2020 M340i orderable
  • Rebate: No standard cash incentives
  • Financing: 4.29% APR for 60 months + Up to $2,500
  • Lease: From $399 for 36 months
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