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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $43,710 $47,000
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $43,710 $47,000
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $46,500 $50,000
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $46,500 $50,000
2-Door Coupe 128i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $28,705 $31,200
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i 18 28 $28,705 $31,200
2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $36,155 $39,300
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $33,950 $36,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $33,950 $36,900
2-Door Convertible 135i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,710
$28,705
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,000
$31,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$783 / month
$520 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line If you can get past the often-confusing iDrive system, the 2012 BMW 1-Series offers a great blend of style, power, handling, and luxury at a sometimes reasonable, sometimes objectionable price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.5 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 41.4
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 29.2 32.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 73.9 86.0
Second Head Room (in) 32.6 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 97.2 104.7
Liftover Height (in) 30.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 68.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 165.3 172.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 10.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x 0.9 11.8 x - 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) 13.4 x 1.2 11.8 x - 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) 15.9 14.
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/35R19 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/35R19 P205/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3219 3252
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 70
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6000 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2500-5000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 (2011) 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 (2011) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 (2011) 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.26 3.94
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.77/3.44 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.66
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 1.00
Summary
Body Style Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Audi TTS BMW 1 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Fully Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 (2011) 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 (2011) 5
 
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