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

2013 Lexus IS 250C
2013 BMW 1-Series
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,627
$28,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,610
$31,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$710 / month
$525 / 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
21 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
30 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 53.400
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.400
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 32.000
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.900
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 54.000
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 86.000
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 172.200
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.000
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.600
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 104.700
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.800
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 58.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8-2.4 10.000
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.800 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)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 14.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 35.100
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.000
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3806 3252
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 - TBD -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 - TBD -
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.713 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.168 3.940
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.060 2.460
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.909 3.230
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.230
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.582 0.850
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.538 4.320
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.404 1.660
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250C BMW 1 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 - TBD -

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