Compare 2018 BMW 3-Series vs 2018 Cadillac ATS vs 2018 Lexus IS

2018 BMW 3-Series
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2018 Cadillac ATS
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2018 Lexus IS
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320i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 320i Sedan 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i Sedan South Africa 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 328d Sedan 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
3 Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
3 Series 330i Sedan 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan South Africa 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
3 Series 340i Sedan 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i Sedan South Africa 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan South Africa 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
M3 CS Sedan 16 22 $91,875 $98,250
M3 Sedan 17 25 $62,345 $66,500
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2-Door Coupe 2.0L AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 2.0L AWD 22 30 $38,850 $40,895
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 2.0L Luxury AWD 22 30 $42,080 $44,295
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 2.0L Luxury RWD 22 31 $40,180 $42,295
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 2.0L RWD 22 31 $36,570 $38,495
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 3.6L Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $47,400 $49,895
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 3.6L Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $45,500 $47,895
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 3.6L Premium Performance RWD 20 30 $47,875 $50,395
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD 22 30 $35,620 $37,495
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Luxury AWD 22 30 $39,230 $41,295
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Luxury RWD 22 31 $37,330 $39,295
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD 22 31 $33,720 $35,495
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $44,550 $46,895
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $42,650 $44,895
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Performance RWD 20 30 $45,500 $47,895
ATS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 16 23 $60,605 $63,795
ATS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $58,515 $61,595
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
IS IS 300 F Sport AWD 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
IS IS 300 F Sport RWD 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
IS IS 300 RWD 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
IS IS 350 AWD 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
IS IS 350 F Sport AWD 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
IS IS 350 F Sport RWD 20 28 $38,903 $41,830
IS IS 350 RWD 20 28 $38,903 $41,830

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,955
$38,850
$37,814

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$34,900
$40,895
$40,660

Monthly Payment Estimate

$582 / month
$682 / month
$678 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.7
6.8
6.7

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions. A sports car with a more practical body, the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V represents American engineering at its very best. The Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.

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Fuel Economy

City

24 mpg 22 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 30 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Compact Cars

Number of Passenger Doors

- 2 -

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 54.10 55.9

Second Leg Room (in)

35.1 33.50 32.2

Passenger Capacity

5 4 5

Front Leg Room (in)

42 42.30 44.8

Second Head Room (in)

37.7 35.10 36.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 51.10 53.4

Front Head Room (in)

40.3 37.60 38.2

Second Hip Room (in)

- 44.50 54

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 91 90.2

Front Hip Room (in)

- 54.10 54.3

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

182.5 183.60 184.3

Height, Overall (in)

56.3 54.80 56.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.9 61.70 61

Wheelbase (in)

110.6 109.30 110.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.3 72.50 71.3

Track Width, Front (in)

60.3 60.30 60.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- - TBD - 5.1

Liftover Height (in)

- - TBD - -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13 10.4 10.8

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.3 12.6 x 1.18 13.2

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.8 12.4 x 0.90 12.2

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.8 16.0 17.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.1 38.05 35.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- 16.8 -

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- 3.16 -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- N/A -

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P225/40R18 P225/45VR17

Spare Tire Size

NA NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA QLC NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P255/35R18 P225/45VR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA QLC NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3295 3418 3737

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 x 8.0 17 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 x 8.0 17 X 7.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

900 - TBD - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

170 - TBD - -

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

200 @ 1250 295 @ 3000 236 @ 2000

Engine Order Code

NA LTG NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 2.0L/- TBD - 3.5 L/211

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

180 @ 5000 272 @ 5500 260 @ 6400

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

24 22 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 25 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 30 26

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.04 2.04

Trans Order Code

205 M5N NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.66 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.66 -

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00 0.58

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.62 3.52

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.15 3.27 3.77

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 2.07 1.40

Trans Type

8 8 6

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.85 -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.26 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 3.93 3.17

Clutch Size (in)

- N/A -

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 3 Series Cadillac ATS Coupe Lexus IS

Body Style

Sedan Coupe Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut NA Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Five-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link NA Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- - TBD - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- - TBD - -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- - TBD - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- NA -

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.3 7.0 8.0

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- NA -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- 8.1 -

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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