Compare 2013 Lexus IS 250C vs 2013 BMW Z4

2013 Lexus IS 250C
2013 BMW Z4
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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 Roadster sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $43,560 $47,350
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $50,740 $55,150
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $59,065 $64,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,627
$43,560
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,610
$47,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$710 / month
$789 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 BMW Z4 is spirited and purposeful, and balances fun and comfort quite well, but it's pricier than other roadsters.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.200
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.100
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 167.000
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 50.800
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 98.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.500
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8-2.4 10.900/6.400
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.800 x 0.800
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 - 13.000 x 0.900
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 14.500
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 14.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 35.100
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 3.000
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
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)
3806 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.700
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 260 @ 1250 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.404 1.310
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.713 0.810
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.168 3.350
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.060 2.060
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.909 3.080
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.582 0.680
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.538 3.680
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250C BMW Z4
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.1

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