Compare 2004 Lexus GS 300 vs 2004 BMW 5-Series

2004 Lexus GS 300
2004 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $34,208 $38,875
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4-Door Sedan 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $36,380 $39,800
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,020 $44,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Automatic 545iA 18 26 $50,210 $55,000
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 545i 17 24 $50,210 $55,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,208
$36,380
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,875
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 99.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 113.7
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 190.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.47 12.6 x .8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.26 12.2 x .9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 14
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/55VR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR16 P225/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR16 P225/55VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3649 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 3800 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5800 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.357 4.35
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.424 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.753 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.431 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.180 2.50
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.92 3.15
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 300 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link Integral

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