Compare 2011 BMW 3-Series vs 2011 Volvo V50

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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335d RWD 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
M3 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
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4-Door Wgn
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
V50 4-Door Wgn 21 30 $27,260 $29,000
V50 4-Door Wgn R-Design w/Moonroof 21 30 $30,879 $32,850
V50 4-Door Wgn w/Moonroof 21 30 $27,260 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,735
$27,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,450
$29,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$774 / month
$483 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.2
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.2 93
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 178.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 39.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 26.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 27.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 44.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3570
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbo Gas I5
Fuel System
MPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 236 @ 1500 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5L/154
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.02
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Volvo V50
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
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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