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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 525i 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 525iA 20 28 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 530iA 19 27 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $47,300 $51,800
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $50,940 $55,800
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $64,225 $70,400
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 525iTA 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 540iTA 17 21 $49,390 $54,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,130
$34,375
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,725
$37,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$529 / month
$627 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.4 93
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 188.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 111.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 11
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60VR16 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60VR16 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P215/60VR16 P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3439 3450
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.5L (152)
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5800 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 4400 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.48 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.23
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.66
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus ES 300 BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Pivot
 
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