Compare 2013 BMW 1-Series vs 2013 Porsche Boxster

2013 BMW 1-Series
2013 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Conv 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i SULEV N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
1 Series 2-Door Conv 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
1 Series 2-Door Conv 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 20 30 $44,550 $49,500
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S N/A N/A $54,810 $60,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,225
$44,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,200
$49,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$620 / month
$825 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness. The 2013 Porsche Boxster is one of the most fun, stylish, and luxurious roadsters available.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon 20 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.000 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78.000 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.000 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.200 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.200 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.300 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.600 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.300 60.100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.200 172.200
Height, Overall (in)
55.600 50.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.600 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.700 97.400
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.800 70.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.000 9.880
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)
11.800 x - TBD - 11.771 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)
11.800 x - TBD - 12.401 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.000 16.900
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.000 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.100 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P235/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P265/45ZR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3494 2888
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 206 @ 4500-6500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.7L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 265 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas Flat-6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.660 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.940 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.460 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA 480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.230 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.230 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.850 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.320 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 1 Series Porsche Boxster
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.6

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