Compare 2013 BMW M3 vs 2013 Lexus IS F

2013 BMW M3
2013 Lexus IS F
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $63,525 $69,050
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F 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,290
$57,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,100
$61,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1002 / month
$1029 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Despite its relative age, weight, and complexity, the 2013 BMW M3 is still a very satisfying dual-purpose street and track-capable car.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 43.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.0 85.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.8 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 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)
60.5 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 13.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 0.9 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr 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 1.2 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.9
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.91
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P225/40YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/70MR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/40ZR18 P265/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3704 3780
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.0/244 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
414 @ 8300 416 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3900 371 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.58 1.863
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.231
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 2.176
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 2.724
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 2.937
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.464
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.000
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.824
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.596
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.685
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW M3 Lexus IS F
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 (2011) 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 10.2

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