Compare 2012 Ferrari California vs 2012 BMW 1-Series

2012 Ferrari California
2012 BMW 1-Series
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $192,000
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2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $28,705 $31,200
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i 18 28 $28,705 $31,200
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $33,950 $36,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $33,950 $36,900
2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $36,155 $39,300
2-Door Convertible 135i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$28,705
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$192,000
$31,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3200 / month
$520 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you can get past the often-confusing iDrive system, the 2012 BMW 1-Series offers a great blend of style, power, handling, and luxury at a sometimes reasonable, sometimes objectionable price.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.0 86.0
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 32.0
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.6 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.5 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 104.7
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 10.0
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)
14.2 x 1.26 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
15.4 x 1.34 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 14.
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
245/40ZR19 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/40ZR19 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3252
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 70
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
453 @ 7750 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
357 @ 5000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.66
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.37 3.94
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.32
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California BMW 1 Series
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Fully Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 8.3

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