Compare 2010 Volvo C30 vs 2008 BMW 1-Series

2010 Volvo C30
2008 BMW 1-Series
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $22,654 $24,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $22,654 $24,100
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $22,654 $24,100
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $22,654 $24,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $24,722 $26,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $24,722 $26,300
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $24,722 $26,300
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof R-Design 21 29 $24,722 $26,300
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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
$22,654
$26,310
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,100
$28,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$402 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Volvo C30 offers a look and feel that's unlike any other hatchback, but it sacrifices plenty of practicality to do so. The 2008 BMW 1-Series makes a true Bimmer available for under $30,000 (but just barely).
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 32.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.9
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 104.7
Liftover Height (in)
31.7 - 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 -
Length, Overall (in)
167.4 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 56.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
20.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front 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)
3201 3252
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
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
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
Turbochanged Gas I5 Gas I6
Fuel System
PFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 5000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 230 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volvo C30 BMW 1 Series
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Fully Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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