Compare 2011 BMW 1-Series vs 2011 Porsche Boxster

2011 BMW 1-Series
2011 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $33,440 $36,350
2-Door Convertible 135i 19 28 $37,400 $40,650
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 19 27 $43,110 $48,100
2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,560 $58,600
2-Door Roadster Spyder 19 26 $55,440 $61,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,095
$43,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,450
$48,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$491 / month
$802 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Power, style, and attainable luxury are all part of the 2011 1-Series' repertoire, though the appearance and BMW's fourth-gen iDrive may not be everyone's cup of tea. The 2011 Porsche Boxster is a fun, attractive, and capable roadster-everything you want it to be.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 172.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.0 19.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.5 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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P235/55ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 2943
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
70 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 255 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.65 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
BMW 1 Series Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot MacPherson Strut
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
5-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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