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4dr Sdn FWD 1.8T Premium
$29,900
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$0
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2dr Cpe 228i RWD
$32,100
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4dr Sdn 328i RWD
$38,350
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Overview

Door
4-door 4-door 2-door 4-door
Seats
5 5 4 5
Engine

170.0-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

150.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Diesel Fuel)

240.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

240.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
27 35 26 26
Size
175" length, 55.5" height 183.3" length, 57.2" height 174.7" length, 55.8" height 182.5" length, 56.5" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Chestnut / Black

Ecru

Gray

Titan Black

Palm Tree Green

Black w / Red Highlight

Black

Terra

Oyster / Black / Dark Oyster

Coral Red w / Black Highlight

Oyster

Black w / Red Highlight

Venetian Beige / Drk Oyster

Black

Black w / Dark Oyster Highlight

Oyster / Black / Dark Oyster

Saddle Brown / Brown / Brown

Coral Red w / Black Highlight

Saddle Brown / Dark Brown

Venetian Beige

Transmissions

Transmissions

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

8-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

M/T

6-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in 17 X 7 in 17 X 7 in 17 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in 17 X 7 in 17 X 7 in 17 X 7.5 in
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel N/A N/A
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in Full-Size in N/A N/A
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140 170 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A 540 N/A 900

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 150 @ 4000 240 @ 5000 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/120 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600 236 @ 1750 255 @ 1250 255 @ 1250

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG 35 (2015) MPG 28 MPG 26 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG 44 (2015) MPG 36 MPG 34 MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG 30 (2015) MPG 23 MPG 22 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy
435.60 mi 638.00 mi 493.20 mi 537.20 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
303.60 mi 435.00 mi 315.10 mi 347.60 mi

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut Strut

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in 11.3 in 12.3 in 12.3 in
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in 10.7 in 11.4 in 11.8 in

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal 14.5 gal 13.7 gal 15.8 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36 ft 36.4 ft 35.8 ft 37.1 ft
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P225/45HR17 P205/50HR17 P225/50VR17
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P225/45HR17 P205/50HR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size N/A N/A

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3175 lbs 3241 lbs 3300 lbs 3360 lbs

Dimensions

Second Head Room
36.4 in 37 in 36.5 in 37.7 in
Trunk Volume
12.3 ft³ 15.7 ft³ 13.8 ft³ 13 ft³
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in 70 in 69.8 in 71.3 in
Second Shoulder Room
53 in 53.6 in 53.4 in 55.1 in
Wheelbase
103.8 in 104.4 in 105.9 in 110.6 in
Track Width, Rear
60.1 in 60.3 in 61.3 in 61.9 in
Front Leg Room
41.2 in 41.2 in 41.5 in 42 in
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Liftover Height
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Length, Overall
175 in 183.3 in 174.7 in 182.5 in
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in 55.2 in 54.4 in 55.1 in
Front Head Room
39.6 in 37 in 40.1 in 40.3 in
Min Ground Clearance
N/A 5.2 in N/A N/A
Track Width, Front
61.2 in 60.4 in 59.9 in 60.3 in
Height, Overall
55.8 in 57.2 in 55.8 in 56.3 in
Second Leg Room
35.1 in 38.1 in 33 in 35.1 in
Passenger Volume
N/A 92.4 ft³ N/A N/A
Front Hip Room
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4 5

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