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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 23 34 $43,150 $46,900
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 32 $45,265 $49,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $48,300 $52,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $50,415 $54,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $57,040 $62,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 15 20 $59,155 $64,300
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,075 $60,950
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,150
$43,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,900
$47,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$782 / month
$788 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 BMW 5-Series appears somewhat conservative on the outside, but it packs an armada of advanced-tech firepower, and new fuel-efficient engines, without interrupting its sport-sedan mission. The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.300
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.000
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.100
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.300
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 55.700
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.300
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.5 109.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.500
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 72.400
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 62.000
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 5.700
Length, Overall (in) 193.1 190.700
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 57.300
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 62.600
Wheelbase (in) 116.9 112.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.4 14.300
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.9 13.100 x 1.200
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) 13.0 x 0.8 12.200 x 0.700
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.400
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 13.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 34.800
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 225/55R17 P225/50WR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55R17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size NA T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3814 3795
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 1250 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code N20 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5000 306 @ 6400
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 19
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.615
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.586
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 3.520
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.401
Trans Type 8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 0.717
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.224
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.043
Trans Order Code 205 NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Lexus GS 350
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Integral-V Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double-Wishbone Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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