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Vehicle 2000 BMW 3-Series 328Ci 2dr Cpe 2006 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed
General
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Sports Car,CPE
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive n/a
EPA Classification Sub-Compact SUBCOMP
Turbo n/a N
Vehicle 328Ci n/a
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.2 n/a
Battery
Maximum Capacity (amps) 120 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) 11.6 x - TBD - n/a
Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - n/a
Type of Brakes Pwr-Assisted n/a
Drive Train
City MPG n/a 18
Combined MPG n/a 20
Displacement (CC) 2.8/170 1308
Driveline n/a RWD
EPA Fuel Economy Est (MPG) 21 n/a
Final Drive Ratio 2.93 4.44
Fuel Capacity (gal) 16.6 15.9
Fuel System EFI MPFI
Fuel Type n/a Gas
Gas Guzzler Tax n/a $0
Highway MPG n/a 24
Horsepower @ RPM 193 @ 5500 232@8500
Hwy EPA Fuel Economy Estimate (MPG) 29 n/a
PowerToWeightRatio n/a 13.1
RPM @ Peak Horsepower n/a 8500
Standard Transmission n/a 6 Speed Manual
Torque @ RPM 206 @ 3500 159@5500
Transmission Speeds 5 6
Transmission Type Manual M
Type of Engine Gas 6-Cyl 1.3L R2
Exterior
Base Curb Weight (lb) 3197 n/a
Crash Test Rating n/a 4*/5*
Curb weight (lbs) n/a 3045
Overall Height (in) n/a 52.8
Overall Length (in) 176.7 174.3
Overall Width (in) 54.6 69.7
Wheelbase (in) 107.3 106.4
Interior - Cargo - Carrying
Trunk Volume (cu ft) 9.0 8
Interior - Passengers
Headroom front (in) 37.5 38.2
Headroom rear (in) n/a 36.8
Hip room front (in) n/a 53.3
Hip room rear (in) n/a 48.1
Leg room front (in) 41.7 42.7
Leg room rear (in) n/a 32.2
Passenger Volume 84.0 89
Seating Capacity - Maximum n/a 4
Seating capacity - Standard 5 4
Second seat head room (in) 36.5 n/a
Second seat leg room (in) 41.7 n/a
Second seat shoulder room (in) 54.4 n/a
Shoulder room front (in) 54.5 54.8
Shoulder room rear (in) n/a 54.9
Suspension
Front suspension w/Lower Arms Ind
Ground Clearance (in) n/a 4.7
Rear Suspension Multi-Link Ind
Rear suspension type line 2 w/Upper Arms n/a
Track Front 55.4 58.9
Track Rear 55.9 59.3
Tires and Wheels
Rear tire size P205/55HR16 n/a
Rear wheel size (in) 16 x 7 n/a
Rear wheel type Alloy n/a
Spare tire size P205/55HR16 n/a
Spare wheel size (in) 16 x 7 n/a
Spare wheel type Alloy n/a
Towing
Dead Weight Hitch-Max. Tongue Load N/A n/a
Tow Capacity Standard N/A n/a
Wt Distributing Hitch (lb) N/A n/a
Wt. Distributing Hitch-Max. Tongue Load N/A n/a
Turning Radius
Steering Diameter Left 34.4 34.8
Steering Diameter Right n/a 34.8
Warranty
Powertrain Miles n/a 50000
Powertrain Time (Months) n/a 48
Rust Time (Months) n/a 60
Warranty - Basic Miles n/a 50000
Warranty - Basic Time (Months) n/a 48






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