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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 49.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 36.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.1
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 32.3
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3780 2799
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 19 X 5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0 L/303 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
416 @ 6600 170
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Electric
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
371 @ 5200 184
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 137
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 111
Battery Range (mi)
- 80
Transmission
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 -
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS F BMW i3
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 -

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