Compare 2000 Lexus SC 300 vs 2000 BMW 3-Series

2000 Lexus SC 300
2000 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 24 $38,049 $43,805
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4-Door Sedan 323i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
2-Door Coupe 323Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
4-Door Wagon 323i 20 29 $26,440 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 21 29 $30,220 $33,400
2-Door Coupe 328Ci 21 29 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Convertible 323Ci 20 29 $31,650 $34,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,049
$24,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,805
$26,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$730 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.4 91.0
Second Hip Room (in)
39.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 176.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 11.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.63 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr 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 1.26 11.26 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/55VR16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
160 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1600 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 3153
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 4000 181 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 6000 170 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.804 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.66
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.393 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.531 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.27 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.705 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 300 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link

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