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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.4
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3780 3649
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
416 @ 6600 451 @ 6800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 12
Transmission
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
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)
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS F Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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