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 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
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.8 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 13.3
Brakes
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
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)
NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.5 13.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 33.5
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P225/40YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/70MR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3704 3780
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.4 - 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
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel 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
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
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.685
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW M3 Lexus IS F
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 (2011) 4

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