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Compare 1998 BMW 5-Series vs 1998 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sedan

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Selected Style 528IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 28 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $46,775 $53,300
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,325 $50,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip 18 24 $84,465 $88,900
4-Door Sedan (CA/NY/MA/CT)
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,590
$26,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$30,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$513 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.5 92.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 105.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 190.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 54.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 13.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.79 10.5 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.87 10.7 x 1.10
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) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size P225/60R15 P205/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3505 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 206 @ 3950 212 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.8L/170 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 5300 198 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.81
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.55
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.933
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Independent
 
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