Compare 2012 Audi TTS vs 2012 BMW 1-Series

2012 Audi TTS
2012 BMW 1-Series
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
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
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2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i
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 Convertible 128i 18 28 $33,950 $36,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $33,950 $36,900
2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $36,155 $39,300
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
32.6 37.1
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.1
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
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
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 70
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00
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
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi TTS BMW 1 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Multi-link
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2011) 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 (2011) 8.3

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