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 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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 62
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 101
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
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
Front Tire Size
P225/40YR19 P155/70R19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3780 2799
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
Displacement
5.0 L/303 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
416 @ 6600 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Electric
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
371 @ 5200 184
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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)
- 81
Transmission
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 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 9.70
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS F BMW i3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 -

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