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Compare 2011 BMW 1-Series vs 2011 Volvo C30

2011 BMW 1-Series
2011 Volvo C30
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2-Door Conv 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i SULEV 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
1 Series 2-Door Conv 135i 19 28 $37,400 $40,650
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $33,440 $36,350
1 Series M 2-Door Coupe 19 26 $42,445 $46,135
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design w/Moonroof 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design w/Moonroof 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,740
$23,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,500
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2011 Volvo C30 provides a stylish look and feel, but that means plenty of sacrifices inside.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78 89
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.2 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 167.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 70.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 20.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 12.9
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 - 11.0 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)
14.0 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3494 3200
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
70 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.65 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 1 Series Volvo C30
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.8

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