Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW M3 than the Lexus IS 350C. The Lexus IS 350C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW M3.
With the Lexus IS 350C you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW M3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW M3 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS 350C, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW M3 and the Lexus IS 350C have similar Destination Charges.
The BMW M3 is about the same width as the Lexus IS 350C. When looking at overall length, the BMW M3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 350C.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW M3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 350C.
The BMW M3 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350C, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M3 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus IS 350C. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M3 and the Lexus IS 350C. The BMW M3 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS 350C.
The BMW M3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350C.
Compare the 2013 BMW M3 and the 2014 Lexus IS 350C.
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