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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 128i
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Trim

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 Coupe 135i 20 28 $33,440 $36,350
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Convertible 135i 19 28 $37,400 $40,650
2-Door Roadster
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in) 104.7 95.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.8 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.0 19.9
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 16.9
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R17 P235/55ZR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 2943
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 1 Series Porsche Boxster
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.5
 
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