Compare 2013 BMW 1-Series vs 2012 Porsche Cayman

2013 BMW 1-Series
2012 Porsche Cayman
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2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Convertible 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
2-Door Convertible 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
2-Door Convertible 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 27 $46,530 $51,900
2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $55,710 $62,100
2-Door Coupe R 19 27 $59,490 $66,300
2-Door Coupe S Black Edition 19 26 $60,570 $67,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,980
$46,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,500
$51,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$525 / month
$865 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness. The 2012 Porsche Cayman is a potent mix of performance, comfort, and cargo space, and a leader in the sports car segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 19 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.900 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.000 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.000 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.400 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.400 33.5
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.000 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.300 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
172.200 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.000 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.600 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.700 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.800 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.000 14.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 12.5 x 1.1
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)
11.800 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.000 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.000 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.100 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/55R/17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P235/50R/17
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)
3252 2932
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 221 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 265 @ 7200
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas Flat 6-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.850 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.320 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.660 1.43
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.940 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.460 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.230 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.230 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 1 Series Porsche Cayman
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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