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Vehicle 1997 BMW 3-Series M3 2dr Cpe Manual 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
General
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Sports Car/Luxury Coupe,CPE
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive n/a
EPA Classification Sub-Compact 2SEATER
Vehicle M3 n/a
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.3 n/a
Battery
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F -TBD- n/a
Maximum Capacity (amps) 80 n/a
Brake System
ABS System Four-Wheel n/a
Brakes Front Yes n/a
Brakes Rear Yes n/a
Rear disc brake rotor diameter x thickness (in) 12.3 x -TBD- n/a
Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x -TBD- n/a
Type of Brakes Pwr-Assisted n/a
Drive Train
City MPG n/a 13
Clutch Size (in) -TBD- n/a
Combined MPG n/a 15
Displacement (CC) 3.2L/192 332
EPA Fuel Economy Est (MPG) 20 n/a
Final Drive Ratio 3.23 3.06
Fuel Capacity (gal) 16.4 25.8
Fuel System EFI SEFI
Gas Guzzler Tax n/a $3,000
Highway MPG n/a 18
Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6000 617@6500
Hwy EPA Fuel Economy Estimate (MPG) 28 n/a
Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3800 575@3250
Total System Capacity (qts) -TBD- n/a
Transmission Speeds 5 5
Transmission Type Manual n/a
Type of Engine Gas V6 5.5L V8
Valves n/a 24
Exterior
Base Curb Weight (lb) 3,175 n/a
Curb weight (lbs) n/a 3732
Overall Height (in) n/a 49.6
Overall Length (in) 174.5 183.3
Overall Width (in) 53.8 75.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Interior - Cargo - Carrying
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- n/a
Trunk Volume (cu ft) 9.2 9.6
Interior - Passengers
Headroom front (in) 37.8 36.2
Hip room front (in) -TBD- 56.8
Leg room front (in) 41.2 39.6
Passenger Volume 82.0 48
Seating Capacity - Maximum n/a 2
Seating capacity - Standard 4 2
Second seat head room (in) 36.6 n/a
Second seat hip room (in) -TBD- n/a
Second seat leg room (in) 32.7 n/a
Second seat shoulder room (in) 52.1 n/a
Shoulder room front (in) 53.2 54.0
Suspension
Front suspension Springs Ind
Ground Clearance (in) -TBD- n/a
Rear shock absorber diameter (mm) -TBD- n/a
Rear stabilizer bar diameter (in) -TBD- n/a
Rear Suspension M Sport w/Coil Ind
Rear suspension type line 2 Springs n/a
Shock Absorber Diameter (mm) -TBD- n/a
Stabilizer Bar Diameter (in) -TBD- n/a
Track Front 56.0 64.5
Track Rear 56.6 61.8
Tires and Wheels
Rear tire size P245/40R17 n/a
Rear wheel size (in) 17" x 8.5" n/a
Rear wheel type Aluminum n/a
Spare tire size -TBD- n/a
Spare wheel size (in) -TBD- n/a
Spare wheel type Aluminum n/a
Towing
Dead Weight Hitch-Max. Tongue Load N/A n/a
Tow Capacity (Maximum) n/a NR
Tow Capacity Standard N/A NR
Wt Distributing Hitch (lb) N/A n/a
Wt. Distributing Hitch-Max. Tongue Load N/A n/a
Turning Radius
Lock to Lock Turns -TBD- n/a
Steering Diameter Left 38.1 40.0
Steering Diameter Right -TBD- n/a






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