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Sedan
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  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Convertible
2.5L I4 RWD
  • 2.5L I4 RWD
  • 2.0L I4 RWD
  • 2.0L I4 AWD
  • 2.5L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium

Prices

MSRP $32,500 $32,550 $33,095
Invoice $30,227 $29,945 $31,275
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U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.5 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.5 9.1 8.8
Performance 8.2 8.2 8.0
Interior 8.1 7.3 6.9
Safety 10.0 9.6 10.0
Reliability 3.5 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Balanced handling
  • Exceptional safety score
  • Powerful engines
  • Good fuel economy
  • Roomy back seat
  • Unrivaled handling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Smooth manual and automatic transmissions
  • Strong brakes
Cons
  • Less powerful than some rivals
  • Few standard features
  • Limited cargo capacity
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Small trunk in coupe and convertible
  • iDrive can be confusing
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Very small trunk
  • Confusing optional infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.5L/150
MPG 22 City / 30 Hwy 24 City / 36 Hwy 22 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.600 110.600 109.30
Length, Overall (in) 185.200 182.500 182.80
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.900 71.300 71.10
Height, Overall (in) 56.200 56.300 55.90

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3505 3295 3315

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Optional Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory 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 96.000 90.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.600 40.300 38.60
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 42.000 42.50
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.500 55.100 55.20
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 53.00
Second Head Room (in) 37.500 37.700 36.80
Second Leg Room (in) 35.200 35.100 33.50
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.300 55.100 53.90
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 52.30
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.400 17.000 10.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Optional
HD Radio Standard Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
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 Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

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

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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Optional

Safety Features

Brake Assist 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
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 4300 180 @ 5000 202 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 200 @ 1250 - 4500 190 @ 4400
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Turning diameter 37.700 - TBD - 36.38

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 (2012) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 (2012) 36 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 15.800 16.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 5-Link MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link 5-Link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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