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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 640i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 650i 15 23 $76,360 $83,000
2-Door Convertible 650i 15 23 $83,260 $90,500
2-Door Convertible 640i 21 31 $74,610 $81,100
2-Door Coupe 640i 23 33 $67,710 $73,600
2-Door Coupe 650i xDrive 15 20 $79,120 $86,000
2-Door Convertible 650i xDrive 15 23 $86,020 $93,500
2-Door Coupe Carrera (997) *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Carrera 18 25 $70,920 $79,000
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 18 24 $76,680 $85,400
2-Door Coupe Carrera S 18 25 $82,530 $91,900
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 18 25 $88,290 $98,300
2-Door Coupe Carrera GTS 18 25 $92,610 $103,100
2-Door Coupe Carrera Black Edition 18 25 $72,990 $81,300
2-Door Coupe Turbo 16 24 $123,570 $137,500
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 17 25 $144,450 $160,700
2-Door Targa 4 18 25 $83,970 $93,500
2-Door Targa 4S 17 25 $95,580 $106,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 18 26 $80,910 $90,100
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 18 25 $86,670 $96,500
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera S 18 26 $92,520 $103,000
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4S 17 25 $98,280 $109,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera GTS 18 26 $101,430 $112,900
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition 18 26 $81,990 $91,300
2-Door Cabriolet Turbo 16 24 $133,920 $149,000
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 16 24 $154,710 $172,100
2-Door Speedster N/A N/A N/A $204,000
2-Door Coupe GT3 14 21 $103,950 $115,700
2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 14 21 $121,770 $135,500
2-Door Coupe GT2 RS 16 23 $220,320 $245,000
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 16 24 $176,580 $196,400
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 GTS 18 25 $99,000 $110,200
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS 17 25 $107,910 $120,100
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 17 25 $164,880 $183,400
2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 4.0 N/A N/A $166,320 $185,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,710
$70,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,600
$79,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1227 / month
$1317 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Elegant, stylish, comfortable, and quick, the 2012 BMW 6-Series is one of the top choices for a grand-touring coupe or convertible--as long as your budget can handle it. The 2012 Porsche 911 is one of the best buys in the sports car market, and quite possibly the most practical, luxurious car at its performance level available.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 30.5 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 35.7 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.7 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6 72.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 192.8 175.8
Height, Overall (in) 53.9 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 92.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.2 3.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.7 x 1.2 12.52 x 1.10
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) 13.6 x 0.9 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.60
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 17.10-13.80
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45R18 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45R18 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4001 - TBD -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 11
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 NA
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 332 @ 1400-4500 288 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.6L/221
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5800-6000 345 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas Flat 6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 - TBD -
Trans Type 8 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 - TBD -
Trans Order Code 2TB NA
Summary
Body Style Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name BMW 6 Series Porsche 911
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 4
 
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