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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual GSR
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GSR 17 22 $33,038 $34,495
4-Door Sedan TC-SST MR 17 23 $36,104 $37,695
2-Door Coupe 128i
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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 Convertible 128i 18 28 $33,950 $36,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $33,950 $36,900
2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $36,155 $39,300
2-Door Convertible 135i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,038
$28,705
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,495
$31,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$520 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart might not make the best daily drivers, but they're among the most athletic, track-ready performers for the money. 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 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 32.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.2 86.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 68.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.0 172.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.9 10.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 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) 13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.27 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.3 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/40YR18 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40YR18 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size T145/70R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3517 3252
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 130 70
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 180
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code 4B11T NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 291 @ 6500 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 4.32
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution BMW 1 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Fully Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Pivot
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 5
 
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