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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 N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
2-Door Convertible 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Coupe
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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 S Black Edition 19 26 $60,570 $67,500
2-Door Coupe R 19 27 $59,490 $66,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,980
$46,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,500
$51,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$525 / month
$865 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 58.300 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 172.200 172.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.000 14.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.000 16.9
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.000 17.1-13.8
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 P205/55R/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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 8.5
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
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 Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 6500 265 @ 7200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas Flat 6-Cyl
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2750 221 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.9L/177
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 27
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name BMW 1 Series Porsche Cayman
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 8.5
 
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