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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Automatic Version 1.0
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Snrf R-Design 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Snrf R-Design 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
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 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 2.0 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Snrf Version 2.0 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic Version 2.0 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Snrf Version 2.0 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe 128i
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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 Coupe 135i 17 25 $32,110 $34,900
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $30,450 $33,100
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $30,450 $33,100
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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.0
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 20 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.0
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2970 3252
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 230 @ 6500
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volvo C30 BMW 1 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
 
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