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BMW 3 Series Hybrid
2018 BMW 3 Series Hybrid
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$45,600
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.4
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Lexus IS
2019 Lexus IS
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$38,560
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.6
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid
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$47,900
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.9
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13 ft³
Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³
Trunk Volume
11.8 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Horsepower
247 hp @ 5000 rpm
241 hp @ 5800 rpm
275 hp @ 5550 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft
258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
443 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.1 ft
34.2 ft
36.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
N/A
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8.5"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P225/50VR17
P225/40YR18
P225/45HR18
Rear Tire
P225/50VR17
P255/35YR18
P245/40HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
24 MPG
30 MPG
City
N/A
21 MPG
N/A
Highway
N/A
30 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
7.4 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
10.8 gallons
17.4 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
N/A
365.4 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
N/A
522 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.4 in
184.3 in
184.5 in
Height
56.3 in
56.3 in
56.8 in
Max Width
71.3 in
71.3 in
72.1 in
Front Width
60.8 in
60.4 in
61.5 in
Rear Width
62.3 in
61 in
60.4 in
Wheelbase
110.6 in
110.2 in
111.4 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.3 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
44.8 in
41.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.3 in
38.2 in
40.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.1 in
55.9 in
55.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
54.3 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
32.2 in
35.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.7 in
36.9 in
37.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.1 in
53.4 in
55 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
54 in
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,915 lbs
3,583 lbs
3,924 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13 ft³
10.8 ft³
11.8 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Liquid Platinum
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Redline
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Estoril Blue Metallic, Priority 1
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Jatoba Brown Metallic, Build Out: 02/28/2018
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Platinum Silver Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
N/A
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black w/Red Stitching, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Venetian Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, F SPORT NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Chateau, F SPORT NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Rioja Red, F SPORT NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Crystal Grey/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Crystal Grey/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Red Hi/Stitch, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black/Dark Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac/Dark Brown, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac/Dark Brown, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Coral Red/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Venetian Beige/Dk. Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
N/A
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Satellite Radio
Optional
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Optional
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Standard
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side 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
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 80,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles