Compare 2011 BMW 3-Series vs 2011 Volkswagen Eos vs 2011 Volvo C70

2011 BMW 3-Series
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2011 Volkswagen Eos
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2011 Volvo C70
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4-Door Sedan RWD 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
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2-Door Convertible Manual SULEV Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual SULEV Komfort 21 31 $31,622 $32,940
2-Door Convertible DSG SULEV Komfort 22 30 $32,677 $34,040
2-Door Convertible SULEV Lux 22 30 $34,656 $36,100
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2-Door Convertible Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 28 $37,553 $39,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,830
$31,622
$37,553
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$32,940
$39,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$549 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success. If you’re alright sinking into anonymity but want a delightful top-down experience with an excellent all-season folding top, the 2011 Volkswagen Eos is it. Attractively restyled this year, the 2011 Volvo C70—a coupe that becomes a convertible—offers a strong overall package with a clean, pleasant interior.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.7 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 77.4 84
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 35.8 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 41.5 47.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.7 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 32.5 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.5 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.8 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.2 173.6 181.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 56.8 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 101.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 26.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.5 72.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 6.6-10.5 12.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 10.6 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 14.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 2.58
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P235/45HR17 P235/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P235/45HR17 P235/45VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3362 3474 3837
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 570 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 207 @ 1800-5000 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.0L/121 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 200 @ 5100-6000 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
MPI Direct Injection EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.36 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.47 1.98
Trans Type
6 6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.11 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.99 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.09 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.94/3.09 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.10 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Volkswagen Eos Volvo C70
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.5 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- - -
Rollover Rating
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