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4dr Sdn 3.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn 3.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn 3.5 SV
  • 4dr Sdn 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg
  • 4dr Sdn 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg
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
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Convertible

Prices

MSRP $31,000 $33,095 $43,150
Invoice $28,396 $31,275 $39,700
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.4 8.5
Critics' Rating 7.7 8.8 9.1
Performance 8.0 8.0 8.2
Interior 7.7 6.9 7.3
Safety 8.6 10.0 9.6
Reliability 3.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Luxurious interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Smooth manual and automatic transmissions
  • Strong brakes
  • Powerful engines
  • Good fuel economy
  • Roomy back seat
  • Unrivaled handling
Cons
  • High price for a non-luxury brand
  • Other sport sedans offer better performance
  • Below-average safety score
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Very small trunk
  • Confusing optional infotainment system
  • Small trunk in coupe and convertible
  • iDrive can be confusing

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas I4 2.5L/150 Turbocharged Gas I6 3.0L/182
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 22 City / 33 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.300 109.30 110.600
Length, Overall (in) 190.600 182.80 182.500
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.200 71.10 71.300
Height, Overall (in) 57.800 55.90 56.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3551 3315 3571

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
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps 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
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver 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 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.800 90.9 96.000
Front Head Room (in) 38.500 38.60 40.300
Front Leg Room (in) 43.800 42.50 42.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.300 55.20 55.100
Front Hip Room (in) 53.400 53.00 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.400 36.80 37.700
Second Leg Room (in) 34.600 33.50 35.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.100 53.90 55.100
Second Hip Room (in) 53.900 52.30 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.200 10.4 17.000

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard 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
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Optional
Split Bench Seat Optional
Bucket Seats Standard 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Optional Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front 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 V6 Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I6
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.5L/150 3.0L/182
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6400 202 @ 6300 300 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 261 @ 4400 190 @ 4400 300 @ 1200 - 5000
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 37.400 36.38 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 33 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.000 16.0 15.800

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Five-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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