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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 428i 23 35 $37,260 $40,500
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 428i 23 35 $37,260 $40,500
2-Door Coupe AWD 428i xDrive 22 33 $39,100 $42,500
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 428i xDrive 22 33 $39,100 $42,500
2-Door Coupe RWD 435i 22 32 $42,320 $46,000
2-Door Coupe AWD 435i xDrive 20 30 $44,160 $48,000
2-Door Convertible RWD 428i 23 34 $44,850 $48,750
2-Door Convertible RWD SULEV 428i 23 34 $44,850 $48,750
2-Door Convertible RWD 435i 20 30 $50,510 $54,900
2-Door Convertible AWD 428i xDrive N/A N/A $46,690 $50,750
2-Door Convertible AWD SULEV 428i xDrive N/A N/A $46,690 $50,750
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 BMW 4-Series stays resolutely in the same orbit as the last 3er two-door: everything's just a little better than it was, except its steering and its styling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.9 -
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Hip Room (in) 43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 182.6
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 54.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 2.4 15.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 37.1
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3880 3470
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 900
Engine
Fuel System Port/Direct Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 255 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/211 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 35
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.59 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.08 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 2.11
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 2TB
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Summary
Body Style Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350C BMW 4 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 6.7 (Est)
 
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