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BMW 3 Series Convertible
2013 BMW 3 Series Convertible
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BMW M3 Convertible
2013 BMW M3 Convertible
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Lexus IS Convertible
2015 Lexus IS Convertible
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Overview

Engine
3.0L Inline-6 Gas
Engine
4.0L V8 Gas
Engine
2.5L V6 Gas
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
7-Speed Manual (+$2,900)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 13 MPG
Hwy: 20 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
9 ft³
Trunk Volume
9 ft³
Trunk Volume
2.4 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0L Inline-6 Gas
4.0L V8 Gas
2.5L V6 Gas
Horsepower
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
414 hp @ 8300 rpm
204 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque
200 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
295 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm
185 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
Transmission
N/A
7-Speed Manual (+$2,900)
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,891 lbs
4,145 lbs
3,816 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
21 MPG
16 MPG
24 MPG
City
18 MPG
13 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
20 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 Tons/yr
11.6 Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr
EPA rating
5
1
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.1 gallons
16.6 gallons
17.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
289.8 miles
215.8 miles
361.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
434.7 miles
332 miles
516 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
181.9 in
181.7 in
182.5 in
Height
54.5 in
54.8 in
55.7 in
Max Width
71.5 in
71 in
70.9 in
Front Width
59.1 in
60.6 in
60.4 in
Rear Width
59.6 in
60.6 in
60.4 in
Wheelbase
108.7 in
108.7 in
107.5 in
Ground Clearance
5.4 in
N/A
5.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
4 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
41.8 in
44.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
38 in
38 in
38.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
55.3 in
54.2 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
N/A
54.3 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
32 in
31.9 in
25.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.5 in
36.5 in
36.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
49.3 in
49.3 in
44.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
N/A
43.3 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
9 ft³
9 ft³
2.4 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.1 ft
38.4 ft
33.5 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
N/A
Front Wheel Size
17" x 8.0"
18" x 8.5"
17" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 8.0"
18" x 9.5"
17" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
MacPherson Strut
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
5-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
225/45R17
P245/40ZR18
P225/45VR17
Rear Tire
225/45R17
P265/40ZR18
P245/45VR17
Spare Tire
N/A
N/A
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Crimson Red
  • Jet Black
N/A
  • Deep Sea Mica
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Starfire Pearl
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Deep Sea Blue Metallic
  • Le Mans Blue Metallic, (REQ: ZMP M Sport Pkg)
  • Liquid Blue Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Orion Silver Metallic
  • Space Gray Metallic
  • Titanium Silver Metallic
  • Vermilion Red Metallic
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Leatherette seat trim
  • Cream Beige, Leatherette seat trim
  • Bamboo Beige, Novillo leather seat trim
  • Black, Extended Novillo leather seat trim w/contrast stitching in exterior color
  • Black, Novillo leather seat trim
  • Fox Red, Novillo leather seat trim
  • Silver, Novillo leather seat trim
  • Alabaster, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • F-Sport Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Light Gray, Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Red, Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Saddle, Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black, Dakota leather seat trim
  • Coral Red/Black, Dakota leather seat trim
  • Cream Beige, Dakota leather seat trim
  • Gray, Dakota leather seat trim
  • Oyster/Black, Dakota leather seat trim
  • Saddle Brown, Dakota leather seat trim
  • Fox Red/Black, Novillo leather seat trim
  • Palladium Silver/Black, Novillo leather seat trim
  • Beige, Extended Novillo leather seat trim
  • Black, Extended Novillo leather seat trim
  • Fox Red, Extended Novillo leather seat trim
  • Silver, Extended Novillo leather seat trim
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Optional
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Rear A/C
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Optional
Optional
ABS
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
Maintenance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Note
Assist Safety Plan
Assist Safety Plan
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles