Compare 2009 Lexus IS F vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2009 Lexus IS F
2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
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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
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4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $50,034 $53,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,082
$50,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,760
$53,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$946 / month
$897 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Lexus IS-F is pricey, but it takes on the best from Germany. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sports a fluid ride, spot-on handling, and shrieking power to make it the most accomplished C-Class ever built.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 89.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 186.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 108.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 14.2 x - TBD -
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)
13.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.91 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/40YR19 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/35YR19 P255/35ZR18
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)
3780 3649
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
416 @ 6600 451 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI/SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
371 @ 5200 443 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 6.3L/379
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS F Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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