Compare 2013 BMW 3-Series vs 2013 Volvo C70

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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
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 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $63,525 $69,050
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
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2-Door Conv T5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C70 2-Door Conv T5 18 28 $38,728 $41,200
C70 2-Door Conv T5 Platinum 18 28 $42,300 $45,000
C70 2-Door Conv T5 Platinum w/Inscription Pkg 18 28 $42,300 $45,000
C70 2-Door Conv T5 Premier Plus 18 28 $39,856 $42,400
C70 2-Door Conv T5 Premier Plus w/Inscription Pkg 18 28 $39,856 $42,400
C70 2-Door Conv T5 w/Inscription Pkg 18 28 $38,728 $41,200

Pricing

Invoice Price

$44,070
$38,728

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$47,900
$41,200

Monthly Payment Estimate

$798 / month
$687 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect. The 2013 Volvo C70 is neither a serious sports car nor a high-clout cruiser, but it's a comfortable, upscale convertible that feels luxurious without being too ostentatious.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Subcompact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

- TBD - 41.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.300 53.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

84.200 83.5

Second Head Room (in)

36.500 36.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

49.300 47.0

Front Leg Room (in)

42.000 42.3

Passenger Capacity

4 4

Front Hip Room (in)

- TBD - 53.1

Second Leg Room (in)

32.000 33.9

Front Head Room (in)

38.000 38.2

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

59.100 61.0

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.400 5.5

Length, Overall (in)

181.900 181.7

Height, Overall (in)

54.500 55.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.600 61.4

Wheelbase (in)

108.700 103.9

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - 26.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.500 72.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

9.000 12.8

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 - 11.0 x 0.4

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)

12.300 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.0

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.100 16.4

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.000 15.3

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.100 38.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 2.6

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - 39.2

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

225/45R17 P235/45VR17

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

225/45R17 P235/45VR17

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 200

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 2000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3825 3858

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5

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)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

200 @ 2750 236 @ 2300

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

Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 22

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.700 1.98

Trans Type

6 5

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.000 1.02

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.940 5.11

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.460 3.03

Trans Order Code

ZMT NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.230 2.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.230 1.34

Trans Description Cont.

Manual Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.850 NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.320 4.66

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 3 Series Volvo C70

Body Style

Convertible Convertible

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA N/A

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 0.910

Suspension Type - Rear

5-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA N/A

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - 0.870

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 (2012) 4

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.7 8.3

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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