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Selected Style 4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,878 $32,260
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,526 $32,960
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,904 $32,290
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
$24,819
$27,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,795
$29,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$491 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 32.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) 48.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.0 86
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.5
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 68.8
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 172.2
Height, Overall (in) 52.8 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.6 10.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.7 x - 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) 11.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.1
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.99 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/45R18 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45R18 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) 3111 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 70
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 180
Engine
Fuel System MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 5500 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.3L/80 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 212 @ 7500 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas Rotary Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.65
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.45
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda RX-8 BMW 1 Series
Body Style 4 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Pivot
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
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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