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
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
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 13.3
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.9
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - 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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 2.72
Trans Order Code
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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