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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Body Style

Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 22 30 $37,971 $43,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 21 27 $39,688 $45,100
525i 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 525i 20 30 $38,855 $42,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 530i 20 30 $42,770 $46,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 525xi 19 28 $40,855 $44,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 530xi 19 28 $44,770 $49,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 530xi 19 28 $46,955 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 16 23 $52,415 $57,400
4-Door Sedan M5 12 18 $74,070 $81,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,971
$38,855
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,150
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$719 / month
$708 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 110.5 99.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.0 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 113.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.7 14.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 12.8 x - 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) 12.2 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50VR17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3536 3428
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 6200 215 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 3600 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
Transmission
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.46
Trans Order Code A960E NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 300 BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Pivot
 
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