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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2008 BMW M3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,082
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,760
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$946 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Lexus IS-F is pricey, but it takes on the best from Germany. The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 -
Passenger Capacity 4 -
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 -
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall (in) 183.5 -
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 -
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 -
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.3 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x - TBD - -
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x - TBD - -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 -
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.91 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA -
Front Tire Size 225/40YR19 -
Spare Tire Size T135/70R18 -
Front Tire Order Code NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA -
Rear Tire Size 255/35YR19 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3780 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 416 @ 6600 -
Engine Type Gas V8 -
Fuel System DI/SFI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 371 @ 5200 -
Engine Order Code NA -
Displacement 5.0L/303 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 -
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.18 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.72 -
Trans Order Code NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.94 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.60 -
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 -
Trans Type 8 -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan -
Vehicle Name Lexus IS F -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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