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BMW 3 Series Sedan
2021 BMW 3 Series Sedan
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Saab 9-3 Sedan
2012 Saab 9-3 Sedan
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$28,900
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2021 Tesla Model 3
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
Electric
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 148 MPGE
Hwy: 132 MPGE
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Range
N/A
Range
N/A
Range
263 miles
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
17 ft³
Trunk Volume
15 ft³
Trunk Volume
15 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Electric
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
N/A
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
N/A
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
N/A
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,582 lbs
3,710 lbs
3,554 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
25 MPG
141 MPGE
City
26 MPG
20 MPG
148 MPGE
Highway
36 MPG
33 MPG
132 MPGE

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
16 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
405.6 miles
320 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
561.6 miles
528 miles
N/A

Battery Range & Charge Times

Range
N/A
N/A
263 miles
Battery Size
N/A
N/A
50 kWh
Charge Time
N/A
N/A
8.5 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.7 in
182.9 in
184.8 in
Height
56.8 in
57.1 in
56.8 in
Max Width
71.9 in
70.9 in
72.8 in
Front Width
62.3 in
60 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
62.9 in
59.3 in
62.2 in
Wheelbase
112.2 in
105.3 in
113.2 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
42.3 in
42.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
38.9 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
55.1 in
56.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
N/A
53.4 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
35.1 in
35.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.6 in
37 in
37.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
55.1 in
54 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
N/A
52.4 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
17 ft³
15 ft³
15 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
N/A
38.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson Strut
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Independent
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
N/A
P235/45WR18
Rear Tire
P225/45HR18
N/A
P235/45WR18

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
N/A
Pearl White Multi-Coat

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
N/A
  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Solid Black
  • Red Multi-Coat

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Parchment, Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Black, Premium Seat Trim
  • White/Black, Premium Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Oyster Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
N/A
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Optional
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Optional
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Optional
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Standard
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Optional
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Optional
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Navigation from Telematics
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Optional
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Optional
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Warranty Note
N/A
Saab Cars North America suspended warranties on all models on December 19, 2011.
N/A
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