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  • 4dr Sdn S Tronic Prestige
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Convertible

Prices

MSRP $32,500 $35,905 $32,550
Invoice $30,227 $33,712 $29,945
Avg. Paid $26,503 $25,049 $26,036

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.6 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.7 8.4 9.1
Performance 8.2 7.9 8.3
Interior 8.1 8.2 7.3
Operating Cost 7.5 7.7 7.4
Safety 9.2 9.3 9.1
Reliability 3.5 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Top-quality interior
  • Agile handling
  • Balanced ride
  • Lively standard V6 engine
  • Impressive interior quality
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Superb reliability rating
  • Stellar handling
  • Robust acceleration
  • Good fuel economy for class
Cons
  • MMI can be difficult to use
  • Rear seat can be tight
  • SH-AWD model has small trunk
  • Complicated iDrive system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas V6 3.5L/212 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 24 City / 31 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 24 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.600 109.3 110.600
Length, Overall (in) 185.200 194.0 182.500
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.900 74.0 71.300
Height, Overall (in) 56.200 57.2 56.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3505 3726 3295

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard 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 Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Optional Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror 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 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 91.000 98.2 96.000
Front Head Room (in) 38.600 38.4 40.300
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 42.5 42.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.500 58.2 55.100
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.500 36.7 37.700
Second Leg Room (in) 35.200 36.2 35.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.300 56.2 55.100
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.8 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.400 13.1 17.000

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.5L/212 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 4300 280 @ 6200 180 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 254 @ 5000 200 @ 1250 - 4500
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 37.700 38.4 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 18.5 15.800

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Optional
6-Speed Manual Optional