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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Sedan T5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 w/Moonroof 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 w/Moonroof 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,500 $37,500
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,340 $39,500
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $41,490 $45,100
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $49,495 $53,800
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $55,935 $60,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,422
$32,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,300
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$582 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Volvo S60 family shows that sport sedans can feel edgy without giving up their leading edge in safety, design, and interior interior comfort. The 2012 BMW 3-Series delivers the class-leading sport-sedan performance and handling enthusiasts have come to expect, yet it makes substantial improvements in fuel-efficiency, active safety, and connectivity.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 35.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 182.5
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 60.3
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 110.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 17.0
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) - TBD - - 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.8 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45R17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45R17 P225/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 331 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 496 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3307 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3307 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3548 3406
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 1800-4800 255 @ 1250 - 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5000 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System EFI Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82 4.71
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 2.11
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.28 3.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.15 3.14
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93/2.68 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo S60 BMW 3 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multilink 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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