Compare 2010 Pontiac Solstice vs 2010 BMW 1-Series

2010 Pontiac Solstice
2010 BMW 1-Series
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2-Door Coupe GXP
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2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i
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
N/A
$26,820
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$29,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$486 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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
City
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.1
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
- P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3252
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear 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
Fuel System
- EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
- Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.32
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
- BMW 1 Series
Body Style
- 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut Type
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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