Compare 2002 BMW 5-Series vs 2002 Lexus ES 300

2002 BMW 5-Series
2002 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 Automatic 525iA 19 27 $32,875 $35,950
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $32,875 $35,950
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed 525iT 19 27 $34,515 $37,750
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed 525iTA 19 26 $34,515 $37,750
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 530iA 18 26 $36,060 $39,450
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $36,060 $39,450
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $46,750 $51,200
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed 540iTA 15 21 $48,935 $53,600
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $49,210 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $63,770 $69,900
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 29 $27,935 $31,505
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,875
$27,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,950
$31,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$599 / month
$525 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 96.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 14.5
Brakes
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 11.65 x - TBD -
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 10.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P215/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P215/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 P215/60VR16
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 3439
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Rear 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)
120 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 220 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 (152) 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 210 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.94
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus ES 300
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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