Compare 2011 Lotus Exige vs 2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 Lotus Exige
2011 BMW 1-Series
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2-Door Coupe S240
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S240 21 27 N/A $65,690
2-Door Coupe S260 21 27 N/A $74,950
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2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
2-Door Convertible 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $33,440 $36,350
2-Door Convertible 135i 19 28 $37,400 $40,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$27,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,690
$29,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1095 / month
$491 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Power, style, and attainable luxury are all part of the 2011 1-Series' repertoire, though the appearance and BMW's fourth-gen iDrive may not be everyone's cup of tea.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.5
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
41.0 86
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.0 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
149.5 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
45.6 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 104.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.0 10.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 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)
- 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)
10.6 14.0
Steering
Steering Type
Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR17 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/50WR16 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2077 3208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 70
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 5500 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 8000 230 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.45
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.65
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lotus Exige BMW 1 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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 w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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