Compare 2011 Mazda RX-8 vs 2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 Mazda RX-8
2011 BMW 1-Series
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4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,878 $32,260
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,904 $32,290
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,526 $32,960
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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
$24,819
$27,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,795
$29,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$491 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
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
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 32.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37.9
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 86
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.5
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.6 10.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.99 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3111 3208
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 70
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 180
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5500 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.3L/80 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 7500 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas Rotary Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.65
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.45
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda RX-8 BMW 1 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
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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