Compare 2014 BMW 5-Series vs 2014 Lexus GS 350

2014 BMW 5-Series
2014 Lexus GS 350
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 23 34 $45,540 $49,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $47,655 $51,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $50,690 $55,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535d 26 38 $52,070 $56,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 20 29 $52,810 $57,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535d xDrive 26 37 $54,190 $58,900
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $58,790 $63,900
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $60,905 $66,200
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 29 $44,361 $47,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,456 $49,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,540
$44,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,500
$47,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$825 / month
$795 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW 5-Series is simultaneously a classic sport sedan and a technology-packed grand tourer. The 2014 Lexus GS has more distinction and better handling to match improved connectivity; even so, it's still playing catch-up.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 38
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 14.3
Brakes
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 12.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 3795
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 80
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1250 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 306 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.72
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus GS 350
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 (Est) 8.0
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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