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

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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe (CA/NY) 840CIA 2-Door Coupe
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Body Style

Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 39.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 57.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 61.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.3 9.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 12.8 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 - 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3605 4167
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5300 282 @ 5700
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe BMW 8 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
 
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