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Compare 2010 BMW 1-Series vs 2010 BMW 3-Series

2010 BMW 1-Series
2010 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Conv 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i 18 28 $31,465 $34,200
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i SULEV 18 28 $31,465 $34,200
1 Series 2-Door Conv 135i 17 26 $37,120 $40,350
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $26,820 $29,150
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV 18 28 $26,820 $29,150
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 135i 18 25 $33,165 $36,050
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 17 26 $47,105 $51,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $33,305 $36,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $33,305 $36,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 17 26 $39,240 $42,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 16 25 $40,985 $44,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335d RWD 23 36 $40,435 $43,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 16 25 $39,190 $42,600
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 26 $32,845 $35,700
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $34,685 $37,700
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $61,685 $67,050
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $53,730 $58,400
M3 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $50,970 $55,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,465
$41,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,200
$45,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$570 / month
$750 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Has the 3-Series become too portly, expensive, and upscale? If you think so, the 2010 BMW 1-Series might make you happier. However, keep in mind that not everyone's a fan of the appearance, and iDrive is still lacking. 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
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78 84.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.2 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.3 31.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 178.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 54.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8 9.0
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)
11.8 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 16.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3494 3792
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
70 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I6
Fuel System
EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.32
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 1 Series BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Type NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.3

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