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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 20 28 $37,600 $40,000
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 28 $37,600 $40,000
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $33,305 $36,200
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $33,305 $36,200
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 17 26 $39,240 $42,650
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $40,985 $44,550
2-Door Convertible 328i 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
2-Door Convertible 335i 17 26 $47,105 $51,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $39,190 $42,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,435 $43,950
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $32,845 $35,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $34,685 $37,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,600
$30,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$33,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$553 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Part coupe and part convertible, the 2010 Volvo C70 is a bit plain on the outside, but offers a clean, well-turned interior and a strong overall package. The 2010 BMW 3-Series upholds its legacy of superb handling, excellent performance, and high quality, though small rear seats and fussy controls are minor flaws.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84 93.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 178.8
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four 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-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/45VR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45VR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3627 3362
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Engine
Fuel System - TBD - MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 4800 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbo Gas I5 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.23
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo C70 BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Pivot
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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