2013 BMW 320d vs 2014 Lexus IS300h vs 2014 Audi A4 TDI

3-Series | October 3rd, 2013 by 3
590pxJL4 2526 RT1 2013 BMW 320d vs 2014 Lexus IS300h vs 2014 Audi A4 TDI

AutoExpress test drives and compares the 2013 BMW 320d against the 2014 Lexus IS300h and 2014 Audi A4. A hybrid versus a super efficient diesel …

AutoExpress test drives and compares the 2013 BMW 320d against the 2014 Lexus IS300h and 2014 Audi A4. A hybrid versus a super efficient diesel and another fuel conscious diesel from Audi.

The Lexus gets a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine couples to an electric motor, together developing 220 horsepower. The Lexus manages 54.7 mpg (4.3 l/100 km) and it’s the only car in this test to emit less than 100g/km. It beats the Audi A4 in terms of fuel economy, but the BMW 3 Series edges it slightly with 68.9mpg.

The BMW 320d EfficientDynamics has uses a 2.0 liter diesel engine producing 163 horsepower and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque, and has an average fuel consumption of 57.4 mpg (4.1 l/100 km).

590pxJL4 2526 RT1 2013 BMW 320d vs 2014 Lexus IS300h vs 2014 Audi A4 TDI

These are the tech specs for the Audi A4 TDI: 1968cc, 4cyl, FWD, 134bhp, 236lb ft, 65.7mpg, 112g/km CO2, 0-62 in 9.3secs.

In terms of performance, the three cars are quite closely matched. The BMW and the Lexus are both quick off the line due to their rear-wheel drive, and both can reach 0-60mph in 7.8 seconds. The Audi, however, took 8.4 seconds.

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