Compare 2011 Aston Martin DBS vs 2011 BMW M3

2011 Aston Martin DBS
2011 BMW M3
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 11 17 N/A $268,660
2-Door Volante 11 17 N/A $282,295
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$51,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$268,660
$55,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$4478 / month
$932 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 93.0
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.5
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.9 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
50.4 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 x - TBD - 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 12.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P295/30R20 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/35R20 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3737 3726
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 5750 295 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.9L/362 4.0/244
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
510 @ 6500 414 @ 8300
Engine Type
Gas V12 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 14
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.58
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.40
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.71 3.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin DBS BMW M3
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.3 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA 1

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