Compare 2009 Lexus IS F vs 2008 BMW M3

2009 Lexus IS F
2008 BMW M3
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F 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $28,174 $31,305
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $29,226 $32,475
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $31,440 $34,935
350 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic 18 25 $33,078 $36,755
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $51,082 $56,760
2008 BMW M3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,082
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,760
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$946 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
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
City
16 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact -
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 -
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 -
Brakes
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 - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 -
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.91 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
255/35YR19 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
225/40YR19 -
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R18 -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3780 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear 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 Torque @ RPM
371 @ 5200 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
5.0L/303 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
416 @ 6600 -
Engine Type
Gas V8 -
Fuel System
DI/SFI -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 -
Transmission
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 -
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS F -
Body Style
4 Door Sedan -
Suspension
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 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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