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

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Selected Style F 4-Door Sedan
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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
4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD
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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
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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 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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.3 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 17.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.91 2.5
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size 255/35YR19 P255/35ZR18
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
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement 5.0L/303 6.3L/379
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS F Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
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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