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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe GXP
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $26,820 $29,150
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i 18 28 $26,820 $29,150
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $31,465 $34,200
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $31,465 $34,200
2-Door Coupe 135i 18 25 $33,165 $36,050
2-Door Convertible 135i 17 26 $37,120 $40,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$26,820
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$29,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$486 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Has the 3-Series become too portly, expensive, and upscale? If you think so, the 2010 BMW 1-Series might make you happier. However, keep in mind that not everyone's a fan of the appearance, and iDrive is still lacking.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) - 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) - 41.4
Passenger Capacity - 4
Front Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - 32.0
Front Head Room (in) - 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 86
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) - 172.2
Height, Overall (in) - 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) - 59.6
Wheelbase (in) - 104.7
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 68.8
Track Width, Front (in) - 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10
Brakes
Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 14
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 35.1
Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size - P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size - NA
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Rear Tire Size - P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3252
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - NA
Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 70
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 180
Engine
Displacement - 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 230 @ 6500
Engine Type - Gas I6
Fuel System - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.66
Trans Type - 6
Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.46
Trans Order Code - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.23
Trans Description Cont. - Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.32
Summary
Vehicle Name - BMW 1 Series
Body Style - 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Fully Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut Type
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.5
 
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