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2001 BMW 5-Series
2001 Lexus ES 300
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4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $32,020 $35,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 525iA 19 27 $32,020 $35,400
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 27 $33,640 $37,200
4-Door Sport Wagon Automatic 525iAT 19 26 $33,640 $37,200
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $35,620 $39,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 530iA 18 26 $35,620 $39,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 540iA 18 24 $46,150 $51,100
4-Door Sport Wagon Automatic 540iAT 15 21 $48,290 $53,480
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $48,670 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $62,620 $69,400
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 26 $27,724 $31,505
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,020
$27,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,400
$31,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$590 / month
$525 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 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
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 13.0
Brakes
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
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/65VR15
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/65VR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/65VR15
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 3373
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 210 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 220 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 (152) 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus ES 300
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
4-link Integral Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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