Compare BMW M3 Sedan vs Lexus IS 500

Overview

Engine
3.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Engine
5.0L V8 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 23 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13 ft³
Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
5.0L V8 Gas
Horsepower
473 hp @ 6250 rpm
472 hp @ 7100 rpm
Torque
406 lb-ft @ 2650 rpm
395 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,840 lbs
3,748 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
19 MPG
23 MPG
City
16 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
23 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 Tons/yr
7.7 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
17.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
249.6 miles
348 miles
Cruising Range Highway
358.8 miles
487.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
189.1 in
185.4 in
Height
56.4 in
56.5 in
Max Width
74.3 in
72.4 in
Front Width
63.7 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
63.2 in
63.2 in
Wheelbase
112.5 in
110.2 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.6 in
44.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.6 in
38.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
54.3 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.6 in
32.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.8 in
36.9 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
53.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
54 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13 ft³
10.8 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
40 ft
34.2 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 9.5"
19" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 10.5"
19" x 9.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P275/40YR18
P235/40YR19
Rear Tire
P285/35YR19
P265/35YR19
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Sao Paulo Yellow
  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Cloudburst Gray
  • Grecian Water
  • Infrared
  • Iridium
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Brooklyn Grey Metallic
  • Isle of Man Green Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Skyscraper Gray Metallic
  • Toronto Red Metallic
  • Aventurin Red Metallic
  • Individual Dravit Grey Metallic
  • Oxide Grey Metallic
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
  • Frozen Brilliant White Metallic
  • Frozen Portimao Blue Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Fiona Red/Black, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery (VA)
  • Fjord Blue/Black, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery (ZA)
  • Ivory White, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery (ZA)
  • Kyalami Orange/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Silverstone/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Tartufo, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery (VA)
  • Yas Marina Blue/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Black w/Black, F SPORT NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black w/Ginsumi, F SPORT NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Flare Red w/Black, F SPORT NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Flare Red w/Ginsumi, F SPORT NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • White w/Black, F SPORT NuLuxe Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Fiona Red/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery (VB)
  • Fjord Blue/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery (ZB)
  • Ivory White, Full Merino Leather Upholstery (ZB)
  • Kyalami Orange/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Silverstone/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Tartufo/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery (VB)
  • Yas Marina Blue/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Optional
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Hands-Free Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
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