Compare 2013 BMW 1-Series vs 2013 Lexus IS 250C

2013 BMW 1-Series
2013 Lexus IS 250C
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2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Convertible 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
2-Door Convertible 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
2-Door Convertible 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
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250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,980
$39,627
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,500
$42,610
Monthly Payment Estimate
$525 / month
$710 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.000 25.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.900 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 43.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.000 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.000 87.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.400 44.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.400 44.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.800 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.300 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.200 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.000 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.600 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.700 107.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.000 10.8-2.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
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)
11.800 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.000 17.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.000 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.100 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3252 3806
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 204 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.230 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.850 0.582
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.320 3.538
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.660 1.404
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.940 3.168
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.460 2.060
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.230 3.909
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 1 Series Lexus IS 250C
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6

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