Compare 2012 Audi TTS vs 2012 BMW 3-Series

2012 Audi TTS
2012 BMW 3-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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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
$43,710
$32,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,000
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$783 / 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
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
32.6 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.5 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.2 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
73.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
165.3 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 17.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 0.9 - 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 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/35R19 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/35R19 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3406
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500-5000 255 @ 1250 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 (2011) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 (2011) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 (2011) 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.26 3.35
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77/3.44 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.71
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi TTS BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2011) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 (2011) 6.7
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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