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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5
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 - City (MPG)
23 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
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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