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

1998 BMW 5-Series
1998 Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sedan
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4-Door Sedan Manual 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 28 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,325 $50,500
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $46,775 $53,300
4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip 18 24 $84,465 $88,900
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 27 $26,745 $30,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,590
$26,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$30,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$513 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 34.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.5 92.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.0
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
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.5
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
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.79 10.5 x 0.39
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)
3450 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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 80
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)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.20 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.49 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.933
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar MacPherson Strut

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