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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 24 34 $43,975 $47,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $51,245 $55,700
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $57,685 $62,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $59,800 $65,000
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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
$43,975
$43,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,800
$47,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$788 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to 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 24 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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) 57.637 57.300
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.055 62.600
Wheelbase (in) 116.850 112.200
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.228 72.400
Track Width, Front (in) 62.992 62.000
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.551 5.700
Length, Overall (in) 192.874 190.700
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.363 14.300
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.992 x 0.787 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) 13.700 x 1.181 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) 18.492 17.400
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 13.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.206 34.800
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) 300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3714 3795
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.615 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 5000-6500 306 @ 6400
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1250-4800 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code N20 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.295 3.224
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.667 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.143 2.043
Trans Order Code 205 NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.231 3.615
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.667 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.586
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.839 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.714 3.520
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.106 1.401
Trans Type 8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.285 0.717
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Lexus GS 350
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Control Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Integral-V Multi-Arm Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 5 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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