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What is Better BMW Alpina or Lexus IS?

Do you try to find out which car wins: BMW Alpina or Lexus IS? Our research shows 5 ideas which make BMW Alpina more effective than Lexus IS. Although Lexus IS also has a lot of pluses: think about 6 reasons why it's winning BMW Alpina. There are major characteristics of BMW Alpina and Lexus IS which were taken into account when making comparison. It can help you find the suitable vehicle - compare two cars before buying. Alpina offers all the appreciated advantages of BMW. But IS is impossible to see as a worse car, as Lexus invested a great deal of efforts in the production. If you had the chance, which model would you buy?

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BMW Alpina Lexus IS

5 reasons to buy BMW Alpina

Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7.4 sec. vs 7.8 sec. 0.4 sec.
More top speed 145 mph vs 140 mph 5 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 97 g/mile vs 124 g/mile 28% or 27 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 1500 kg 6% or 100 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1460 kg vs 1555 kg 7% or 95 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

6 reasons to buy Lexus IS

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

204 bhp vs 200 bhp

vs 147 kw.

2% or 4 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 66 liters vs 61 liters 8% or 5 liters
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 745 kg 1% or 5 kg
Other specs
Less turning radius 10 meters vs 11.1 meters 11% or 1.1 meters

Neutral reasons BMW Alpina vs. Lexus IS

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1995 cm3 vs 2499 cm3 20% or 504 cm3 less
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4520 mm vs 4665 mm 3% or 145 mm shorter
Width 1817 mm vs 1810 mm 0% or 7 mm wider
Height 1413 mm vs 1430 mm 1% or 17 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2760 mm vs 2800 mm 1% or 40 mm less
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)