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2013 Volvo C70 2014 BMW 4-Series
2013 Volvo C70 2014 BMW 4-Series
   
2dr Conv T5
  • 2dr Conv T5
  • 2dr Conv T5 w/Inscription Pkg
  • 2dr Conv T5 Premier Plus
  • 2dr Conv T5 Premier Plus w/Inscription Pkg
  • 2dr Conv T5 Platinum
  • 2dr Conv T5 Platinum w/Inscription Pkg
Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
 

Prices

MSRP $41,200 $40,500  
Invoice $38,728 $37,260
Avg. Paid $30,019 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.9  
Critics' Rating 7.1 9.5
Performance 6.8 9.3
Interior 7.3 7.7
Safety N/A N/A
Reliability 3.0 3.5
Operating Cost 7.8 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • More rear-seat space than rivals
  • Functional, high-quality interior
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Good fuel economy
  • Razor-sharp handling
 
Cons
  • Less agile than competitors
  • Confusing navigation controls
  • Low reliability rating
  • Limited back-seat space

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I5 2.5L/154 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy 23 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Convertible Coupe  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 110.6  
Length, Overall (in) 181.7 182.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 71.9
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 54.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Standard  
Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3470  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 83.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 33.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.0 51.7
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.8 15.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional  
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard  
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 227 @ 5000 240 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 2300 255 @ 1250
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 38.7 37.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 15.8

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional  
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Optional
6-Speed Manual Optional

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