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2011 BMW 1 Series - Road Test Specs

2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe

(3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)


Model year2011
Style2dr coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)
Base MSRP$37,225
Options on test vehiclePremium Package ($1,950); Sport Package ($1,100 -- includes Shadowline exterior window trim, M steering wheel, increased top-speed limiter, eight-way manually adjustable sport seats with adjustable lateral support bolsters, two-way headrests and thigh support); Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission ($1,575); Keyless Entry/Ignition ($500); Heated Front Seats ($500).
As-tested MSRP$42,850


Drive typeRear-wheel Drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected, inline-6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,979cc (182 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)300 @ 1,200
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSeven-speed automated manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 4.730; II = 3.056; III = 2.153; IV = 1.678; V = 1.390; VI = 1.203; VII = 1.000; FD = 2.563


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, monotube dampers, dual-pivot split lower control arms and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, monotube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.0
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelPotenza RE050A
Tire typeAsymmetrical summer, high-performance
Tire size, frontP215/40R18 85Y
Tire size, rearP245/35R18 88Y
Wheel size8.5-by-18 inches
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front13.3-inch ventilated discs with 6-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear12.8-inch ventilated discs with 2-piston fixed calipers

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/25 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Length (in.)172.2
Width (in.)68.8
Height (in.)55.4
Wheelbase (in.)104.7
Track, front (in.)57.9
Track, rear (in.)58.9
Turning circle (ft.)35.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.5
Legroom, rear (in.)32.1
Headroom, front (in.)37.9
Headroom, rear (in.)37.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)53.4
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)10.0


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsCornering brake control; dynamic brake control; dry braking control
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard

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