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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 128i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
2-Door Convertible 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,980
$39,627
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,500
$42,610
Monthly Payment Estimate
$525 / month
$710 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.000 25.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.900 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 43.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.000 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.000 87.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.100 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.400 44.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.400 44.1
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.800 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.300 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.200 182.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.000 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.600 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.700 107.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.000 10.8-2.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.800 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) 11.800 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.000 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.000 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.100 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.16
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/50R17 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3252 3806
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Front 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) 180 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2750 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 6500 204 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.850 0.582
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.320 3.538
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.660 1.404
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.940 3.168
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.460 2.060
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.230 3.909
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.230 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 1 Series Lexus IS 250C
Body Style Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 7.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6
 
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