Compare 2010 BMW M3 vs 2010 Lexus IS F

2010 BMW M3
2010 Lexus IS F
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $50,970 $55,400
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $53,730 $58,400
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $61,685 $67,050
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F 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $28,929 $32,145
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $29,983 $33,315
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $32,196 $35,775
350 4-Door Sedan 18 25 $33,833 $37,595
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $35,495 $39,440
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $36,548 $40,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 18 25 $40,399 $44,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $52,612 $58,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,970
$52,612
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,400
$58,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$923 / month
$974 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2010 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 85.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 107.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 13.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.91
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.5 13.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 33.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/40ZR18 255/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 225/40YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3780
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
DI DI/SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3900 371 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0/244 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
414 @ 8300 416 @ 6600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 2.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.60
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.58 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW M3 Lexus IS F
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4 (2009)

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