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2009 BMW 3-Series 2009 Infiniti G37 2009 Audi A4
     
Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible SULEV
  • Convertible
Base
  • Base
  • Journey
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
  • Base
  • Journey
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 3.2L quattro Prem Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 3.2L quattro Prestige
  • 2dr Cabriolet CVT 2.0T FrontTrak *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto 2.0T quattro *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto 3.2L quattro *Ltd Avail*

Prices

MSRP $36,500 $35,900 $33,050
Invoice $33,580 $33,169 $30,737
Avg. Paid $15,992 $18,395 $15,552

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.1 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.8 9.3 9.2
Performance 9.3 9.0 8.5
Interior 8.0 8.5 9.0
Operating Cost 7.2 7.6 7.4
Safety 9.0 9.6 10.0
Reliability 2.0 2.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth manual transmission
  • Sporty, composed handling
  • Refined engine options
  • Athletic handling
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Refined interior
  • High-quality interior
  • Agile, composed handling
  • Outstanding safety ratings
Cons
  • Finicky iDrive system
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Below-average reliability and safety scores
  • Convertible top limits trunk space
  • Limited trunk space
  • Lower-than-average reliability score

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.7L/225 Gas I4 2.0L/- TBD -
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.7 112.2 110.6
Length, Overall (in) 180.6 183.1 185.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 71.8 71.9
Height, Overall (in) 54.1 54.8 56.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Sunroof Wind Deflector Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3351 3633 3715

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.5 85.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 39.4 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 43.8 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 53.7 55.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 34.5 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 29.8 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.9 52.7 54.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 48.2 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.1 7.4 16.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional
Cell Phone Optional
Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.7L/225 2.0L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 230 @ 6500 330 @ 7000 211 @ 5300-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 2750 270 @ 5200 258 @ 1500-4200
Transmission Manual Automatic w/OD Tiptronic
Turning diameter 36.1 36.1 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 20 16.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Pivot Double Wishbone 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard