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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,430
$54,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,900
$60,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$932 / month
$1011 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
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 - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 183.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 13.3
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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) 38.4 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P265/40ZR18 P255/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P225/40YR19
Spare Tire Size NA T135/70R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 3780
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum 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 Aluminum 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) 180 100
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
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
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.46
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.06 4.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
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 2.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.40 2.72
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85 2.93
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW M3 Lexus IS F
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 3
 
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