Compare 2011 Volvo C30 vs 2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 Volvo C30
2011 BMW 1-Series
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
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 Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
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2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i
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 Convertible 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $33,440 $36,350
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
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
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89 86
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.1
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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)
31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
20.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.0
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)
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.0
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
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
125/85/16 NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3200 3208
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 70
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/154 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 230 @ 6500
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo C30 BMW 1 Series
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
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 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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.5

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