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
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
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
59.100 61.0
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 236 @ 2300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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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