Compare 2012 Ferrari California vs 2012 BMW 3-Series

2012 Ferrari California
2012 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $192,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,500 $37,500
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,340 $39,500
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $41,490 $45,100
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $49,495 $53,800
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $55,935 $60,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$32,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$192,000
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3200 / month
$582 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 BMW 3-Series delivers the class-leading sport-sedan performance and handling enthusiasts have come to expect, yet it makes substantial improvements in fuel-efficiency, active safety, and connectivity.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
179.6 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
51.5 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 17.0
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 - 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 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 15.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
285/40ZR19 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
245/40ZR19 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A 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)
3825 3406
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
357 @ 5000 255 @ 1250 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3L/262 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
453 @ 7750 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 1.00
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.37 3.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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