Compare 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe vs 2014 BMW 3-Series

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2-Door Manual 1.8T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Manual 1.8T 24 33 $19,483 $20,295
2-Door Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,483 $20,295
2-Door Manual PZEV 1.8T 24 33 $19,483 $20,295
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 31 $19,483 $20,295
2-Door Automatic 1.8T 25 33 $20,539 $21,395
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,539 $21,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T 25 33 $20,539 $21,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 22 29 $20,539 $21,395
2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun 24 33 $21,979 $22,895
2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,979 $22,895
2-Door Manual PZEV 1.8T w/Sun 24 33 $21,979 $22,895
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,979 $22,895
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun 25 33 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Sun 25 33 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $23,611 $24,595
2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 33 $23,899 $24,895
2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,899 $24,895
2-Door Manual PZEV 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 33 $23,899 $24,895
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,899 $24,895
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line 23 31 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line 23 31 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 29 39 $24,667 $25,695
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 25 33 $24,955 $25,995
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,955 $25,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 25 33 $24,955 $25,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,955 $25,995
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line 24 30 $25,051 $26,095
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line 24 30 $25,051 $26,095
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Premium 25 33 $26,261 $27,355
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 28 41 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound 23 31 $26,779 $27,895
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound 23 31 $26,779 $27,895
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 29 39 $27,451 $28,595
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound 24 30 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound 24 30 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0L TDI w/Premium 29 39 $28,181 $29,355
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo GSR 23 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo GSR 23 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 23 31 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 23 31 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo GSR 24 30 $29,851 $31,095
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo GSR 24 30 $29,851 $31,095
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 30 $30,139 $31,395
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 30 $30,139 $31,395
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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 45 $35,510 $38,600
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $38,135 $41,450
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $39,515 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,910 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,483
$30,130
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,295
$32,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$546 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 35.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.4 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
100 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
29.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 12.3
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)
10.7 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2948 3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6200 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.29
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 4.71
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 2.11
Trans Type
5 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle Coupe BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 (Est) 6.4 (Est)
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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