Compare 2010 Lexus IS 350C vs 2010 BMW Z4

2010 Lexus IS 350C
2010 BMW Z4
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350C 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $28,929 $32,145
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $29,983 $33,315
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $32,196 $35,775
350 4-Door Sedan 18 25 $33,833 $37,595
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $35,495 $39,440
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $36,548 $40,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 18 25 $40,399 $44,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $52,612 $58,460
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2-Door Roadster sDrive30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive30i 18 28 $42,320 $46,000
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 18 25 $47,750 $51,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,399
$42,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,890
$46,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$748 / month
$767 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 BMW Z4 has evolved into an exhilarating sports car with a marvelous folding top, but interior space is tight and the price is dear.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.2
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 98.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 166.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 8.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 14.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45VR17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45VR17 P225/45R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3880 3241
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 147
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 255 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 220 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/210 3.0L/182.8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.01
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08 4.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.31
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Dr Conv
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 350C BMW Z4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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