Compare 2012 Aston Martin Virage vs 2012 BMW 3-Series

2012 Aston Martin Virage
2012 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 13 18 N/A $207,895
2-Door Volante 13 18 N/A $222,895
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,500 $37,500
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,340 $39,500
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $41,490 $45,100
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $49,495 $53,800
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $55,935 $60,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$32,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$207,895
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3465 / month
$582 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 BMW 3-Series delivers the class-leading sport-sedan performance and handling enthusiasts have come to expect, yet it makes substantial improvements in fuel-efficiency, active safety, and connectivity.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78.0 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 40.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
50.4 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 182.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 17.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30R20 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/35R20 P225/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3836 3406
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
490 @ 6500 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V12 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 5700 255 @ 1250 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.9L/362 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.35
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin Virage BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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