Compare 2014 Lexus IS 350C vs 2014 BMW Z4

2014 Lexus IS 350C
2014 BMW Z4
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350C 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
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2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $45,035 $48,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $52,395 $56,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $60,535 $65,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,839
$45,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,140
$48,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$786 / month
$816 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW Z4 offers a pleasant balance of luxury, comfort, and sport, but it is at the pricier end of the roadster spectrum.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 -
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 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 166.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 98.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
2.4 8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3880 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA ZMT
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.68
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08 3.08
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.31
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Roadster
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 350C BMW Z4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 6.9

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