Compare 2012 BMW 3-Series vs 2012 Volkswagen Eos vs 2012 Volvo C70

2012 BMW 3-Series
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2012 Volkswagen Eos
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2012 Volvo C70
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 19 28 $49,495 $53,800
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $55,935 $60,800
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 19 28 $41,490 $45,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 19 26 $43,055 $46,800
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 26 $34,500 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $36,340 $39,500
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $63,250 $68,750
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
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2-Door Conv Executive SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Eos 2-Door Conv Executive SULEV 22 30 $38,002 $39,585
Eos 2-Door Conv Komfort SULEV 22 30 $32,977 $34,350
Eos 2-Door Conv Lux SULEV 22 30 $36,082 $37,585
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2-Door Conv T5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C70 2-Door Conv T5 18 28 $38,023 $40,450
C70 2-Door Conv T5 Platinum 18 28 $41,407 $44,050
C70 2-Door Conv T5 Premier Plus 18 28 $38,963 $41,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,790
$38,002
$38,023
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$39,585
$40,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$660 / month
$674 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Despite the weight gain, the BMW M3's still one of the most stunning performance vehicles we've driven. The 2012 Volkswagen Eos convertible underplays its hand too much--the styling's not nearly as grabby as its turbo power and its smart handling. With a healthy dash of Scandinavian style and Volvo's excellent reputation for safety, the 2012 C70 makes a solid all-around choice for a hardtop convertible.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.7 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.2 77.4 84
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 35.8 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 41.5 47.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.7 42.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 32.5 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.5 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.8 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 174.1 181.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 56.8 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 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)
9.0 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 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 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 39.2
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
225/45R17 P235/40HR18 P235/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45R17 P235/40HR18 P235/45VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3569 3858
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5 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 - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 207 @ 1800-5000 236 @ 2300
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
Direct Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.46 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 1.30 1.98
Trans Type
6 6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.91 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.99 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.05 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.06/3.14 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 0.90 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Volkswagen Eos Volvo C70
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - 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 NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 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 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 7.5 8.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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