Compare 2006 BMW 5-Series vs 2006 Lexus LS 430

2006 BMW 5-Series
2006 Lexus LS 430
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4-Door Sedan RWD 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 525i 20 30 $38,855 $42,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 525xi 19 28 $40,855 $44,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 530i 20 30 $42,770 $46,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 530xi 19 28 $44,770 $49,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 530xi 19 28 $46,955 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 16 23 $52,415 $57,400
4-Door Sedan M5 12 18 $74,070 $81,200
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $49,176 $56,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,855
$49,176
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,500
$56,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$942 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 107.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 197.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 115.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 20.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 22.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/55HR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3990
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 278 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 312 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.3L/262
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.35
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus LS 430
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms Double-Wishbone
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.)
NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Independent

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