Compare 2014 Lexus IS F vs 2014 BMW i3

2014 Lexus IS F
2014 BMW i3
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F 4-Door Sedan
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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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB N/A N/A $38,040 $41,350
4-Door HB w/Range Extender N/A N/A $41,585 $45,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,148
$38,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,600
$41,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1060 / month
$689 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW i3 is a truly radical attempt to reinvent the car--and the BMW--for the crowded cities of a new century.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 49.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 31.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 53.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 62
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 62
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 101
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 157
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 36.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 11
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 32.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40YR19 P155/70R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/35YR19 P155/70R19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3780 2799
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 19 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9.5 19 X 5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
371 @ 5200 184
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0 L/303 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
416 @ 6600 170
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Electric
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 80
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 137
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 111
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 9.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 -
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS F BMW i3
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 -

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