Compare 2013 BMW 1-Series vs 2013 Lexus IS 250C

2013 BMW 1-Series
2013 Lexus IS 250C
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2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Convertible 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
2-Door Convertible 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
2-Door Convertible 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
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250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,980
$39,627
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,500
$42,610
Monthly Payment Estimate
$525 / month
$710 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.800 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.300 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.000 10.8-2.4
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.000 17.1
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3252 3806
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
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
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 204 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 30
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.850 0.582
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.320 3.538
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 1 Series Lexus IS 250C
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.7

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