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2012 BMW M3

2012 Lexus IS F

  2012 BMW M3 2-door Coupe Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Lexus IS F
MSRP
$60,100
$61,300
Invoice $55,290 $57,009
MPG
City/Highway
13/20 16/23
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Despite the weight gain, the BMW M3's still one of the most stunning performance vehicles we've driven. Read Full Review The 2012 Lexus IS F is a unique take on the luxury/performance formula, and will appeal to those that find the Germans too performance-focused. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Stunning V-8 power
  • Grippy handling
  • Exceptional dual-clutch and manual transmissions
  • Snug, cozy front seats

Dislikes:

  • The sensation of added weight
  • Much more expensive
  • Technology interferes with handling

Likes:

  • Great sound and power from the V-8 engine
  • Quality interior fit and finish
  • Smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic
  • Still comfortable on the road

Dislikes:

  • Pricey compared to better-handling competition
  • No all-wheel drive available
  • No manual transmission available
  • Cheap-looking exterior pieces
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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