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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe 128i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $33,440 $36,350
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Convertible 135i 19 28 $37,400 $40,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,218
$27,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
$29,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$491 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Volvo C30 provides a stylish look and feel, but that means plenty of sacrifices inside. Power, style, and attainable luxury are all part of the 2011 1-Series' repertoire, though the appearance and BMW's fourth-gen iDrive may not be everyone's cup of tea.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.5
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 32.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89 86
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.1
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) - 10.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.0
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
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50VR17 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50VR17 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size 125/85/16 NA
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) 3200 3208
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 70
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas I6
Fuel System EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 2.45
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 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.39 4.32
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.65
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
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 w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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