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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Komfort
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Komfort 22 30 $34,171 $35,595
2-Door Convertible Sport 22 30 $36,791 $38,325
2-Door Convertible Executive 22 30 $40,411 $42,095
2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Convertible 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
2-Door Convertible 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
2-Door Convertible 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,171
$28,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,595
$31,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$593 / month
$525 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Volkswagen Eos is understated and conservative, but if you can look past that you'll find that it's responsive, refined, and day-to-day usable in a way most convertibles aren't. The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.000
Second Leg Room (in) 32.5 32.000
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.400
Second Head Room (in) 35.8 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 41.5 53.400
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.900
Passenger Volume (ft³) 77.4 86.000
Front Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 174.1 172.200
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 56.000
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.9 59.600
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 104.700
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 68.800
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 58.300
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.6 10.000
Brakes
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) 10.6 11.800 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.100
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.000
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/45HR17 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45HR17 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3569 3252
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 x 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 480 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 180
Engine
Displacement 2.0 L/121 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I6
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 - TBD -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.230
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.660
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 3.940
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.460
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.90 1.230
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.850
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.320
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Eos BMW 1 Series
Body Style Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
 
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