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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe S240
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S240 21 27 N/A $65,690
2-Door Coupe S260 21 27 N/A $74,950
2-Door Coupe 128i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $33,440 $36,350
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Convertible 135i 19 28 $37,400 $40,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$27,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,690
$29,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1095 / month
$491 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Power, style, and attainable luxury are all part of the 2011 1-Series' repertoire, though the appearance and BMW's fourth-gen iDrive may not be everyone's cup of tea.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 41.0 86
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.5
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - 32.1
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 149.5 172.2
Height, Overall (in) 45.6 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 90.5 104.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.0 68.8
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 4.0 10.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 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) - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 14.0
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) 32.8 35.1
Steering Type Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/45WR17 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/50WR16 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
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 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2077 3208
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 5500 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 8000 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 4.32
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.65
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.45
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Lotus Exige BMW 1 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
 
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