BMW 2 Series vs Lexus IS

2020 BMW 2 Series comparison Tampa, FLWhen you combine the incredible capabilities of a luxury brand like BMW or Lexus with the athletic abilities of a coupe, you’ll be whizzing around Tampa and South Tampa, FL, in no time at all.

To help you decide between the 2020 2 Series Gran Coupe and the 2020 IS, we at Reeves BMW Tampa have created this BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe vs. Lexus IS review. After reading, you’ll be ready to hit the streets of Brandon and Wesley Chapel in your new luxury coupe. Let’s get started!

Performance Capabilities

Your luxury coupe is like the shortfin mako shark. It’s not as big as some of the other sharks out there, but it’s one of the fastest and most powerful sharks out there. Your BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and Lexus IS are no exceptions.

Equipped with 2.0L engines, you’ll be moving through town with ease. That being said, while the Lexus IS takes an early lead with power, we’re strong believers the true test of a coupe’s ability is to compare the most powerful engines each model has to offer.

2020 BMW 2 Series Tampa, FL

BMW 2 Series vs. Lexus IS Optional Engine Specs


2 Series



2.0L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo

3.5L V6

Horsepower (HP)

301 HP

311 HP


331 lb-ft

280 lb-ft

Acceleration (0-60 MPH)

4.6 seconds

5.7 seconds


With the available 2.0L engine of the 2 Series Gran Coupe, you’ll have extra power for quick acceleration that’s not offered with the Lexus IS.

BMW 2 Series vs Lexus IS Dimensions

One of the benefits of driving a coupe is its smaller dimensions. This can help with parking and nimbly moving through the city. Which model offers you the agility you crave? Let’s find out!

BMW 2 Series vs. Lexus IS Dimensions


2 Series



178.5 inches

184.3 inches


70.9 inches

71.3 inches

Cargo Capacity

15.1 cubic feet

10.8 cubic feet

BMW 2 Series Dimensions Tampa, FL

When you’re looking for easy travels, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is just what you’re looking for thanks to its smaller size. With its smaller length and width, squeezing into even those tight parking spots will be a breeze.

Plus, with the BMW 2 Series, you’ll still have plenty of cargo space even with its smaller stance. The Lexus IS, on the other hand, is longer and wider but lacks the cargo space of the 2 Series Gran Coupe.

Speaking of parking, moving into spots is far easier with the BMW 2 Series than it is with the Lexus IS thanks to the optional Backup Assistant. This system, that works for front and rear parking, records the most recent drive up to 160 feet, so you can easily maneuver your coupe where you want it to go.

While the Lexus IS can also be equipped with an optional parking assistant feature, the Intuitive Parking Assist system with the IS uses sensors to detect and alert you to hazards. This can be helpful, but not nearly as helpful as viewing up to 160 feet behind you when reversing.

Check out how the 2 Series measures up to the competition in our BMW 2 Series vs. INFINITI Q60 review!2020 BMW 2 Series comparison Tampa, FL

BMW 2 Series vs Lexus IS: The Verdict

Ready to take on Tampa and South Tampa in style? A luxury coupe is just what you need.

When comparing the BMW 2 Series vs. Lexus IS, it’s clear the 2 Series is the overall better choice thanks to its higher performance abilities, smaller space, and better parking assistance.

Get yourself behind the wheel of a 2 Series of your own and cruise around Brandon and Wesley Chapel, Florida, by visiting us at Reeves BMW Tampa today!