Compare 1997 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe vs 1997 BMW 8-Series

1997 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe
1997 BMW 8-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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2-Door Coupe 840ciA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 840ciA 15 20 $66,265 $75,700
2-Door Coupe 850ciA 14 20 $81,885 $94,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,612
$66,265
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,800
$75,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$847 / month
$1262 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 34.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.2 25.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 35.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.4 81.3
Second Hip Room (in)
39.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 188.2
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 52.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 9.5
Brakes
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 - 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
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 - 12.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 23.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P235/50R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 P235/50R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P235/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3605 4167
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 310 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/242 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5300 282 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.393 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.531 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.76 2.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.705 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.804 3.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.51
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe BMW 8 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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