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Vehicle 1998 BMW 3-Series 318TIA 3dr HB Auto 1997 Buick Skylark 2dr Cpe Custom SG (CMI)
General
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Dr Cpe Custom
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Vehicle 318ti Skylark
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 67.6
Battery
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F -TBD- 600
Maximum Capacity (amps) 80 105
Brake System
ABS System Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Brakes Front Yes Yes
Brakes Rear Yes n/a
Drum n/a Yes
Drum Diam x Width (in) n/a 7.87 x 1.77
Rear disc brake rotor diameter x thickness (in) 10.7 x -TBD- n/a
Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x -TBD- 10.2 x 0.79
Type of Brakes Pwr-Assisted Power
Drive Train
Displacement (CC) 1.9L/116 3.1L/191
EPA Fuel Economy Est (MPG) 22 20
Final Drive Ratio 4.44 2.93
Fuel Capacity (gal) 14.5 15.2
Fuel System EFI SFI
Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 155 @ 5200
Hwy EPA Fuel Economy Estimate (MPG) 31 29
Torque @ RPM 133 @ 4300 185 @ 4000
Total System Capacity (qts) -TBD- 13.1
Transmission Speeds 4 4
Transmission Type Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Transmission Type Description Line 2 Electronic Electronic
Type of Engine Gas I4 Gas V6
Exterior
Base Curb Weight (lb) 2866 2932
Overall Length (in) 165.7 188.4
Overall Width (in) 54.8 53.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 103.4
Interior - Cargo - Carrying
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- 28.1
Trunk Volume (cu ft) 15.0 13.3
Interior - Passengers
Headroom front (in) 38.7 37.8
Hip room front (in) -TBD- 49.5
Leg room front (in) 41.1 43.1
Passenger Volume 87.0 88.4
Seating capacity - Standard 4 6
Second seat head room (in) 37.0 36.5
Second seat hip room (in) -TBD- 50.3
Second seat leg room (in) 32.6 32.5
Second seat shoulder room (in) 53.1 55.0
Shoulder room front (in) 54.0 52.2
Suspension
Front suspension w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Spring
Ground Clearance (in) -TBD- 5.7
Rear shock absorber diameter (mm) -TBD- 25
Rear stabilizer bar diameter (in) -TBD- 0.51
Rear Suspension Coil Spring Trailing Arm
Rear suspension type line 2 w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Twist Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter (mm) -TBD- 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter (in) -TBD- 0.87
Track Front 55.4 55.8
Track Rear 55.6 55.3
Tires and Wheels
Rear tire size P185/65R15 P195/70R14
Rear wheel size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 6
Rear wheel type Steel Polycast
Spare tire size -TBD- T115/70D14
Spare wheel size (in) -TBD- 14 x 4
Spare wheel type Steel Steel
Towing
Dead Weight Hitch-Max. Tongue Load N/A 100
Tow Capacity Standard N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch (lb) N/A n/a
Wt. Distributing Hitch-Max. Tongue Load N/A n/a
Turning Radius
Lock to Lock Turns 3.4 2.33
Steering Diameter Left 34.1 35.3
Steering Diameter Right -TBD- 37.2






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