Compare 1997 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe vs 1997 BMW 3-Series

1997 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe
1997 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 23 $43,612 $50,800
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3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,612
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,800
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$847 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
27.2 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.4 87.0
Second Hip Room (in)
39.2 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 15.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 13.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 P185/65R15
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)
3605 2,833
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.0 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/242 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5300 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.393 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.531 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.76 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.705 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.804 2.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar

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