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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
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2-Door Convertible Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 19 28 $38,308 $41,190
2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,396 $42,360
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,504
$38,308
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,100
$41,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$687 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Both the Audi A5 Coupe and its Cabriolet convertible sibling are striking designs that offer comfortable, easy-to-drive capacity for two people--and four in a pinch The 2012 Lexus IS 250C strikes a good middle ground between racy roadsters and luxury convertible cruisers, but its sluggish powertrain performance will be a deal-breaker for many.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 25.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 43.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.0 87.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.0 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 44.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 44.1
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 107.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 182.5
Height, Overall (in) 54.0 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 10.8-2.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 11.7 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) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 17.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 33.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3836
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 100
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300 204 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.27
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.79
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 1.52
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.46
Summary
Body Style Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name Audi A5 Lexus IS 250C
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
 
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