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Selected Style 250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic
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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
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.200
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.100
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 167.000
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 50.800
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8-2.4 10.900/6.400
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 14.500
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 14.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 35.100
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3806 3307
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.700
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 240 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250C BMW Z4
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
 
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