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Here's how the 2015 BMW 228 and the 2015 Lexus RC 350 measure up.
$32,100
Starting MSRP
$42,790
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
2-door 2-door -
Seats
4 4 -
Engine

240.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

306.0-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
26 22 -
Size
174.7" length, 55.8" height 184.8" length, 54.9" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Black w / Red Highlight

Black

Terra

Oyster / Black / Dark Oyster

Coral Red w / Black Highlight

Oyster

F-Sport Black

F-Sport Stratus Gray

Black

Flaxen w / Shimamoku

Ash

Light Gray

Caramel

Playa

F-Sport Rioja Red

Taupe

F-Sport Playa

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

8-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

8-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars -

Wheels

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in 18 X 8 in -
Spare Wheel Material
N/A Steel -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in 18 X 8.5 in -
Spare Wheel Size
N/A Compact in -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 100 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -

Engine

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6 -
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 306 @ 6400 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 1250 277 @ 4800 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 MPG 28 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG 22 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG 19 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
493.20 mi 487.20 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
315.10 mi 330.60 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone -

Brakes

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.4 in 12.2 in -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in 13.2 in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.7 gal 17.4 gal -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft 34.2 ft -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A N/A -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P205/50HR17 P235/45VR18 -
Rear Tire Size
P205/50HR17 P235/45VR18 -
Spare Tire Size
N/A Compact -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3300 lbs 3748 lbs -

Dimensions

Height, Overall
55.8 in 54.9 in -
Second Leg Room
33 in 27.3 in -
Front Head Room
40.1 in 39 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Second Shoulder Room
53.4 in 50.8 in -
Min Ground Clearance
N/A 5.3 in -
Track Width, Front
59.9 in 62.2 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A 44.9 in -
Passenger Volume
N/A 82 ft³ -
Front Shoulder Room
54.4 in 54.7 in -
Front Hip Room
N/A 53.9 in -
Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³ 10.4 ft³ -
Passenger Capacity
4 4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.8 in 72.4 in -
Wheelbase
105.9 in 107.5 in -
Track Width, Rear
61.3 in 61.8 in -
Second Head Room
36.5 in 34.8 in -
Front Leg Room
41.5 in 45.4 in -
Length, Overall
174.7 in 184.8 in -

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