Compare 2011 Lamborghini Murcielago vs 2011 BMW M3

2011 Lamborghini Murcielago
2011 BMW M3
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2-Door LP640-4 Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door LP640-4 Coupe 8 13 N/A $354,000
2-Door LP650-4 Roadster 8 13 N/A $416,300
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$51,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$354,000
$55,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$5900 / month
$932 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
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
City
8 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
13 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 93.0
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.5
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.5
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.7 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.9 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
81.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
44.7 57.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.3 12.0
Brakes
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)
15.0 x 1.4 13.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x 1.4 14.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 12.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.2 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/35ZR18 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P335/30ZR18 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3671 3726
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 13.0 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Displacement
6.5L/378 4.0/244
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
640 @ 8000 414 @ 8300
Engine Type
Gas V12 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
487 @ 6000 295 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
13 (Est) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
8 (Est) 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
10 (Est) 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
10.7 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.58
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.69 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.40
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.09 4.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lamborghini Murcielago BMW M3
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
18.6 (2010) 11.6

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