Compare 2013 BMW 3-Series vs 2013 Lexus IS 350

2013 BMW 3-Series
2013 Lexus IS 350
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
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350 4-Door Sedan RWD
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
$29,945
$37,496
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,550
$40,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$672 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect. The 2013 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 look like exciting sport sedans--especially in F Sport guise--though they're not as fun to drive or even as fuel-efficient as other small sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.100 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.000 85.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.700 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.100 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.000 43.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.100 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.300 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.300 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
182.500 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.300 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.300 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.600 107.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.300 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.000 13.0
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.300 x - TBD - 13.15 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.800 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.100 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.91
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R18 P245/45VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3527
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 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)
- TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 - 4500 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 306 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.586
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.520
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.400
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.716
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.224
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.042
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.083
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lexus IS 350
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 8.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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