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2008 BMW 6-Series
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2-Door Conv 650i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
6 Series 2-Door Conv 650i 14 21 $77,005 $83,700
6 Series 2-Door Conv M6 11 17 $97,610 $106,100
6 Series 2-Door Coupe 650i 15 22 $70,470 $76,600
6 Series 2-Door Coupe M6 11 17 $92,275 $100,300
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SC 430 2-Door Conv 16 23 $57,728 $66,355
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,005
$57,728
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,700
$66,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1395 / month
$1106 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance. The 2008 Lexus SC 430 offers a unique shape, a folding hardtop, and the Lexus experience, but the "bathtub" look is a major drawback in a class of beautiful convertibles.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.0 27.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82.0 75.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 33.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 46.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 53.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6-12.4 8.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x - TBD - 11.7 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 - 12.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
14.4 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4277 3840
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.8L/293 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
360 @ 6300 288 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
360 @ 3400 317 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.77 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.58 1.35
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 6 Series Lexus SC 430
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2-Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Pivot NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Sport Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Sport Double Wishbone

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