Compare 2008 BMW M3 vs 2008 Lexus IS F

2008 BMW M3
2008 Lexus IS F
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2008 BMW M3
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F 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $27,460 $30,855
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $28,501 $32,025
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $30,689 $34,485
350 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic 18 25 $32,311 $36,305
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $49,840 $56,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$49,840
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$56,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$933 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though. The 2008 Lexus IS-F challenges the best from Germany, bringing 168-mph capability with an uber-high pricetag to boot.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 16 mpg
Highway
- 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 85.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.7
Passenger Capacity
- 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
- 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
- 107.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.2 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.6 x 1.1
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.91
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 13.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 33.5
Steering Type
- Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
- 255/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- 225/40YR19
Spare Tire Size
- T135/70MR18
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3780
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
- 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 416 @ 6600
Engine Type
- Gas V8
Fuel System
- DI/SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 371 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.86
Trans Type
- 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.72
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 2.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.60
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Lexus IS F
Body Style
- 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA

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