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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe 128i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $28,705 $31,200
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i 18 28 $28,705 $31,200
2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $36,155 $39,300
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $33,950 $36,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $33,950 $36,900
2-Door Convertible 135i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$28,705
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$192,000
$31,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3200 / month
$520 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line If you can get past the often-confusing iDrive system, the 2012 BMW 1-Series offers a great blend of style, power, handling, and luxury at a sometimes reasonable, sometimes objectionable price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 32.0
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.0 86.0
Second Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.4
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 104.7
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 68.8
Track Width, Front (in) 64.2 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) NA - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 179.6 172.2
Height, Overall (in) 51.5 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 10.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.4 x 1.34 11.8 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) 14.2 x 1.26 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 14.
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/40ZR19 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size 245/40ZR19 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3252
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 70
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 357 @ 5000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.3L/262 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 453 @ 7750 230 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.66
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.37 3.94
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Ferrari California BMW 1 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Fully Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.2 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
 
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