Compare 2012 BMW 5-Series vs 2013 Lexus GS 350

2012 BMW 5-Series
2013 Lexus GS 350
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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 ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,075 $60,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $57,040 $62,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 15 20 $59,155 $64,300
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,150
$43,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,900
$47,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$782 / month
$788 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
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
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.600
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 112.200
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.4 14.300
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.400
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.800
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 13.200
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55R17 P225/50WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55R17 P225/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 3795
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 306 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus GS 350
Body Style
4dr Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone Independent
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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