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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
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 70.9
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 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
Rear Tire Size P215/60VR16 P225/55HR16
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
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
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
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
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.5L (152)
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
Transmission
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
Trans Type 5 5
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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