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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
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • 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 $31,000 $32,550 $33,095
Invoice $28,396 $29,945 $31,275
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

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

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Luxurious interior
  • Powerful engines
  • Good fuel economy
  • Roomy back seat
  • Unrivaled handling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Smooth manual and automatic transmissions
  • Strong brakes
Cons
  • High price for a non-luxury brand
  • Other sport sedans offer better performance
  • Below-average safety score
  • 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 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.5L/150
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 24 City / 36 Hwy 22 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3551 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
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
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 Optional
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 96.000 90.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.500 40.300 38.60
Front Leg Room (in) 43.800 42.000 42.50
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.300 55.100 55.20
Front Hip Room (in) 53.400 - TBD - 53.00
Second Head Room (in) 36.400 37.700 36.80
Second Leg Room (in) 34.600 35.100 33.50
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.100 55.100 53.90
Second Hip Room (in) 53.900 - TBD - 52.30
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.200 17.000 10.4

Entertainment

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

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 Optional Standard
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 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 Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional
Fixed Bench Seat Optional
Split Bench Seat Optional
Bucket Seats Standard 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
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
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6400 180 @ 5000 202 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 261 @ 4400 200 @ 1250 - 4500 190 @ 4400
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Turning diameter 37.400 - TBD - 36.38

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 36 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.000 15.800 16.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link Five-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 Optional Standard
6-Speed Manual Optional