Compare 2008 Volvo C30 vs 2008 BMW 1-Series

2008 Volvo C30
2008 BMW 1-Series
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2-Door Coupe Manual Version 1.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic Version 1.0 19 27 $21,573 $22,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Snrf Version 1.0 19 27 $21,573 $22,950
2-Door Coupe Manual Version 1.0 19 28 $21,573 $22,950
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Snrf Version 1.0 19 28 $21,573 $22,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic Version 2.0 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Snrf R-Design 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Snrf Version 2.0 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Manual Version 2.0 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Snrf R-Design 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Snrf Version 2.0 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
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2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $26,310 $28,600
2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV 18 28 $26,310 $28,600
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $30,450 $33,100
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $30,450 $33,100
2-Door Coupe 135i 17 25 $32,110 $34,900
2-Door Convertible 135i 17 26 $35,970 $39,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,573
$26,310
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,950
$28,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volvo C30 is a satisfying, high-quality hatchback that connects "small" and "premium" in all the right ways. The 2008 BMW 1-Series makes a true Bimmer available for under $30,000 (but just barely).
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.0 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 32.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
41.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
167.4 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 104.7
Liftover Height (in)
31.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
20 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.4 11.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/50VR17 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/50VR17 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2970 3252
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
I5 Turbo Gas I6
Fuel System
PFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 230 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volvo C30 BMW 1 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Fully Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Type
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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