Compare 2018 BMW 3-Series vs 2018 INFINITI Q50 vs 2018 Lexus IS

2018 BMW 3-Series
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2018 INFINITI Q50
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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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2.0t LUXE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q50 2.0t LUXE AWD 22 28 $36,781 $39,550
Q50 2.0t LUXE RWD 23 30 $34,921 $37,550
Q50 2.0t PURE AWD 22 28 $34,596 $37,200
Q50 2.0t PURE RWD 23 30 $32,736 $35,200
Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD 19 27 $38,270 $41,150
Q50 3.0t LUXE RWD 20 29 $36,410 $39,150
Q50 3.0t SPORT AWD 19 27 $39,665 $42,650
Q50 3.0t SPORT RWD 20 29 $37,805 $40,650
Q50 Hybrid LUXE AWD 26 30 $48,918 $52,600
Q50 Hybrid LUXE RWD 27 32 $47,058 $50,600
Q50 RED SPORT 400 AWD 19 26 $49,290 $53,000
Q50 RED SPORT 400 RWD 20 26 $47,430 $51,000
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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
$36,781
$37,814
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,900
$39,550
$40,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$659 / month
$678 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions. The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is powerful, well-equipped luxury sedan that doesn't quite match up to Germany's finest yet. The Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 44.5 44.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 36.8 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.1 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.5 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.7 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.1 32.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.2 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 100 90.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.5 54
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.6 61
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 112.2 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.8 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.8 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 189.6 184.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.2 56.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 13.2 10.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.1 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 20 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50VR18 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50VR18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3858 3737
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 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 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 258 @ 1500 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 208 @ 5500 260 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.78 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.94 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.98 1.40
Trans Type
8 7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.78 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.86 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.10 2.04
Trans Order Code
205 NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series INFINITI Q50 Lexus IS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.4 8.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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