BMW 3 Series vs Lexus IS in Schaumburg, Illinois

BMW 320i sedan
Lexus IS 200t sedan

How does the 2016 BMW 3 Series Compare to the Lexus IS for Chicagoland Drivers?

Are you searching for a luxury sedan to help you make the most of your daily driving experience throughout the Chicagoland area? Then, the new 2016 BMW 3 Series is the answer to all of your driving dreams! Available in multiple body styles, including sedan, gran turismo, and sports wagon, the BMW 3 Series stands out from the crowd by displaying sophisticated exterior style, sporty performance and a first class interior that's designed for tech-savvy drivers. Given those impressive qualities, the BMW 3 Series proves to be the total package for drivers throughout the Chicagoland area including Hoffman Estates, Elgin, and Schaumburg, IL.

When compared to its competitors like the Lexus IS, the BMW 3 Series always seems to come out on top!

2016 BMW 320i
2016 BMW 320i

BMW 3 Series
Lexus IS

2016 Lexus IS 200t
2016 Lexus IS 200t


The BMW 3 Series is offered in a variety of body styles and trim levels, but it all starts with the 320i. At just $33,150, the 2016 BMW 320i proves to be far less expensive than the Lexus IS 200t which starts at $37,325. But, the 320i's reasonable starting price is merely the beginning of all the luxury sedan has to offer drivers like you!


The BMW 3 Series leaves competitors in the dust when it comes to power and performance. The BMW 340i is paired to a turbocharged, six-cylinder engine that creates an electric 320 horsepower through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The six-cylinder engine found in the Lexus IS creates just 240 horsepower, which is the same output produced by the BMW 328i's turbocharged, four-cylinder engine.

Of course, all 3 Series variations provide swift acceleration, poised handling and confident performance in all road conditions. With BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system, the 3 Series is equipped to handle the toughest road conditions posed by driving throughout a Midwestern winter. That's how BMW has earned the right to be called the "Ultimate Driving Machine."

Fuel Efficiency

There's no doubt that the BMW 3 Series is a far superior option for performance enthusiasts throughout the Greater Chicagoland area. However, the 3 Series also proves to be a better choice than the IS in terms of fuel efficiency. You just might say that the 3 Series is the best of both worlds.

The 2016 BMW 320i delivers exceptional fuel economy ratings of 36/24 mpg hwy/city compared to the below average marks provided by the IS (33/22 mpg). Additionally, the BMW 328d features a turbodiesel engine that achieves up to 42 mpg during highway driving.

New for 2016, the 3 Series is now available in a plug-in hybrid model that demonstrates BMW's commitment to sustainable energy. The first-ever BMW 330e is matched to an electric motor and turbocharged four-cylinder that limits fuel in take while providing a driving range of 25 miles, solely on electric power.

The Lexus IS isn't available in a turbodiesel or plug-in hybrid model.

Comfort, Luxury and Features

Offered in hatchback and sports wagon models, the BMW 3 Series boasts an intuitively designed, modern interior that provides for your every want and need on the go. With its impeccable fit and finish, the 3 Series' upscale interior presents a truly exceptional environment for carpooling and commuting.  Only available in a sedan model, the Lexus IS simply can't match the luxurious experience of driving a BMW 3 Series.

As you'd expect, BMW remains on the cutting-edge of automotive technology as the German Automaker continues to raise the bar with safety and entertainment features. The 3 Series has earned considerable praise for its user-friendly iDrive infotainment system that makes it easy for you to say connected while on the go. Additional options include push-button start, a 16-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system and much more!

The 3 Series has also been designed for your safety behind the wheel. That's achieved with driver assistance options like lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and rear parking sensors. Those features helped the 3 Series earn a perfect five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA!

As you can see, the BMW 3 Series outshines the Lexus IS in all categories that are important to drivers in the Chicagoland area. Find out more about the 3 Series when you visit Patrick BMW to arrange for your test drive today!

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