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Compare Lexus IS 3 facelift vs BMW M3 G80

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Neoscore
81%
77%
Pros
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Lots of standard driver-assistance features
  • Excellent ride quality
  • New V8-powered IS 500 F Sport
  • Great S58 engine
  • Good performance
  • Very high price
Cons
  • Lack of storage space
  • Awkward touchpad controller
  • Very ugly front end

Variants

IS 300
IS 300 AWD
IS 350
IS 350 AWD
IS 500 F Sport
M3
M3 Competition
M3 Competition xDrive

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
306 L / 10.8 cu-ft
480 L / 17.0 cu-ft
Engine Oil Capacity
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
Fuel Capacity
66.0 L / 17.4 gal
59.0 L / 15.6 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
IS 300442 kg / 974 lbsIS 300 AWD435 kg / 959 lbsIS 350432 kg / 952 lbsIS 350 AWD426 kg / 939 lbsIS 500 F Sport420 kg / 926 lbs
M3505 kg / 1113 lbsM3 Competition480 kg / 1058 lbsM3 Competition xDrive480 kg / 1058 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
IS 300Ventilated discs, 335.28 mmIS 300 AWDVentilated discs, 335.28 mmIS 350Ventilated discs, 335.28 mmIS 350 AWDVentilated discs, 335.28 mmIS 500 F SportVentilated discs, 355.6 mm
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
IS 300Ventilated discs, 297.18 mmIS 300 AWDVentilated discs, 297.18 mmIS 350Ventilated discs, 297.18 mmIS 350 AWDVentilated discs, 297.18 mmIS 500 F SportVentilated discs, 322.58 mm
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Steering Ratio
15
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
IS 300235/45 R18IS 300 AWD235/45 R18IS 350Front wheel tires: 235/40 R19 Rear wheel tires: 265/35 R19IS 350 AWDFront wheel tires: 235/40 R19 Rear wheel tires: 265/35 R19IS 500 F SportFront wheel tires: 235/40 R19 Rear wheel tires: 265/35 R19
275/40 ZR18 103Y XL (front) / 285/35 ZR19 103Y XLM3Front wheel tires: 275/40 ZR18 103Y XL Rear wheel tires: 285/35 ZR19 103Y XLM3 CompetitionFront wheel tires: 275/40 ZR18 103Y XL Rear wheel tires: 285/35 ZR19 103Y XLM3 Competition xDriveFront wheel tires: 275/35 R19 Rear wheel tires: 285/30 R20
Turning Circle
IS 30010.4 m / 34.1 ftIS 300 AWD10.8 m / 35.4 ftIS 35010.4 m / 34.1 ftIS 350 AWD10.8 m / 35.4 ftIS 500 F Sport10.4 m / 34.1 ft
12.2 mM312.2 m / 40.0 ftM3 Competition12.2 m / 40.0 ftM3 Competition xDrive12.6 m / 41.3 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
70 Ah
Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
140 mm / 5.5 in
120 mmM3120 mm / 4.7 inM3 Competition120 mm / 4.7 inM3 Competition xDrive122 mm / 4.8 in
Size | Height
1435 mmIS 3001435 mm / 56.5 inIS 300 AWD1440 mm / 56.7 inIS 3501435 mm / 56.5 inIS 350 AWD1440 mm / 56.7 inIS 500 F Sport1435 mm / 56.5 in
1433 mmM31433 mm / 56.4 inM3 Competition1433 mm / 56.4 inM3 Competition xDrive1434 mm / 56.5 in
Size | Length
4705 mmIS 3004710 mm / 185.4 inIS 300 AWD4710 mm / 185.4 inIS 3504710 mm / 185.4 inIS 350 AWD4710 mm / 185.4 inIS 500 F Sport4757 mm / 187.3 in
4794 mm / 188.7 in
Size | Width
1839 mm / 72.4 in (mirror folded)
1903 mmM31903 mm / 74.9 in | 2068 mm / 81.4 in (mirror unfolded)M3 Competition1903 mm / 74.9 in | 2068 mm / 81.4 in (mirror unfolded)M3 Competition xDrive1903 mm / 74.9 in
Track Width | Front
1580.0 mm / 62.2 in
1617.0 mm / 63.7 in
Track Width | Rear
1575.0 mm / 62.0 in
1605.0 mm / 63.2 in
Weight
IS 3001685.0 kg / 3714.8 lbsIS 300 AWD1745.0 kg / 3847.1 lbsIS 3501700.0 kg / 3747.9 lbsIS 350 AWD1760.0 kg / 3880.1 lbsIS 500 F Sport1765.0 kg / 3891.2 lbs
1780 kgM31705.0 kg / 3758.9 lbsM3 Competition1730.0 kg / 3814.0 lbsM3 Competition xDrive1780.0 kg / 3924.2 lbs
Wheel Size
18 or 19 inchesIS 3008.5J x 18IS 300 AWD8.5J x 18IS 350Front wheel rims: 8.5J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9.5J x 19IS 350 AWDFront wheel rims: 8.5J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9.5J x 19IS 500 F SportFront wheel rims: 8.5J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9.5J x 19
18" (front) / 19" (rear)M3Front wheel rims: 9.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 10.5J x 19M3 CompetitionFront wheel rims: 9.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 10.5J x 19M3 Competition xDriveFront wheel rims: 9.5J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 10.5J x 20
Wheelbase
2799 mm / 110.2 in
2857 mm / 112.5 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.4 sec
M34.2 secM3 Competition3.9 secM3 Competition xDrive3.5 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
IS 3006.9 secIS 300 AWD6.1 secIS 3505.6 secIS 350 AWD5.7 secIS 500 F Sport4.2 sec
M34.0 secM3 Competition3.7 secM3 Competition xDrive3.3 sec
CO2 Emission
M3248 g/kmM3 Competition234 g/kmM3 Competition xDrive228 ~ 231 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
IS 3000.28IS 300 AWD0.29IS 3500.28IS 350 AWD0.29IS 500 F Sport0.30
0.33M30.33M3 Competition0.33M3 Competition xDrive0.34
Fuel Economy
IS 3009.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (combined) | 11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)IS 300 AWD10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (combined) | 12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (highway)IS 35010.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (combined) | 11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (urban) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (highway)IS 350 AWD10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (combined) | 12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (highway)IS 500 F Sport11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (combined) | 13.8 L/100km / 17.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
M310.8 L/100km / 21.8 MPG (combined) | 15.6 L/100km / 15.1 MPG (urban) | 8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (highway)M3 Competition10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (combined) | 14.6 L/100km / 16.1 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)M3 Competition xDrive10.0 L/100km / 23.5 MPG (combined)
Top Speed
IS 300230.0 km/h / 142.9 mphIS 300 AWD230.0 km/h / 142.9 mphIS 350230.0 km/h / 142.9 mphIS 350 AWD230.0 km/h / 142.9 mphIS 500 F Sport240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
IS 300Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveIS 300 AWDFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveIS 350Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveIS 350 AWDFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveIS 500 F SportFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
M3Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveM3 CompetitionFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveM3 Competition xDriveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
LEV III ULEV
Euro 6d
Engine
IS 3008AR-FTSIS 300 AWD2GR-FKSIS 3502GR-FKSIS 350 AWD2GR-FKSIS 500 F Sport2UR-GSE
S58B30T0
Engine | Bore
IS 30086.0 mm / 3.4 inIS 300 AWD94.0 mm / 3.7 inIS 35094.0 mm / 3.7 inIS 350 AWD94.0 mm / 3.7 inIS 500 F Sport94.0 mm / 3.7 in
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
IS 30010.0:1IS 300 AWD11.8:1IS 35011.8:1IS 350 AWD11.8:1IS 500 F Sport12.3:1
9.3:1
Engine | Displacement
IS 3002.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 ccIS 300 AWD3.5 L / 210.9 cu-in / 3456.0 ccIS 3503.5 L / 210.9 cu-in / 3456.0 ccIS 350 AWD3.5 L / 210.9 cu-in / 3456.0 ccIS 500 F Sport5.0 L / 303.2 cu-in / 4969.0 cc
3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc
Engine | Power
IS 300241.0 hp / 179.7 kW @ 5200-5800 rpmIS 300 AWD260.0 hp / 193.9 kW @ 6600 rpmIS 350311.0 hp / 231.9 kW @ 6600 rpmIS 350 AWD311.0 hp / 231.9 kW @ 6600 rpmIS 500 F Sport472.0 hp / 352.0 kW @ 7100 rpm
M3480.0 hp / 357.9 kW @ 6250 rpmM3 Competition510.0 hp / 380.3 kW @ 6250 rpmM3 Competition xDrive510.0 hp / 380.3 kW @ 6250 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
IS 300120.6 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-inIS 300 AWD75.2 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-inIS 35090.0 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-inIS 350 AWD90.0 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-inIS 500 F Sport95.0 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
M3160.4 hp/L / 2.6 hp/cu-inM3 Competition170.4 hp/L / 2.8 hp/cu-inM3 Competition xDrive170.4 hp/L / 2.8 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
IS 30086.0 mm / 3.4 inIS 300 AWD83.1 mm / 3.3 inIS 35083.1 mm / 3.3 inIS 350 AWD83.1 mm / 3.3 inIS 500 F Sport89.4 mm / 3.5 in
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque
IS 300350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1650-4400 rpmIS 300 AWD320 Nm / 236.0 lb-ft @ 2000-4800 rpmIS 350380 Nm / 280.3 lb-ft @ 4800 rpmIS 350 AWD380 Nm / 280.3 lb-ft @ 4800 rpmIS 500 F Sport536 Nm / 395.3 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
M3550 Nm / 405.7 lb-ft @ 2650-6130 rpmM3 Competition650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 2750-5500 rpmM3 Competition xDrive650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 2750-5500 rpm
Engine | Type
IS 300Bi-turbocharged direct- and multi-port-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderIS 300 AWDNaturally-aspirated direct- and multi-port-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderIS 350Naturally-aspirated direct- and multi-port-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderIS 350 AWDNaturally-aspirated direct- and multi-port-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderIS 500 F SportNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Inline 6, turbochargedM3Twin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderM3 CompetitionTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderM3 Competition xDriveTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Fuel Capacity
59 L
Transmission | Gears
IS 3008-speedIS 300 AWD6-speedIS 3508-speedIS 350 AWD6-speedIS 500 F Sport8-speed
M36-speedM3 Competition8-speedM3 Competition xDrive8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic
M3ManualM3 CompetitionAutomatic SteptronicM3 Competition xDriveAutomatic M Steptronic

Production

Availability
2020-10IS 3002020IS 300 AWD2020IS 3502020IS 350 AWD2020IS 500 F Sport2021
M32020M3 Competition2020M3 Competition xDrive2021
Debut
2020-06-15 2020 facelift
2020-09-23
Made In
Germany
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