Compare 2006 Lexus GS 300 vs 2006 BMW 5-Series

2006 Lexus GS 300
2006 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD
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
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4-Door Sedan RWD 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 525i 20 30 $38,855 $42,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 525xi 19 28 $40,855 $44,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 530i 20 30 $42,770 $46,800
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
110.5 99.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.7 14.0
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 18.5
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50R17
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3536 3428
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 3600 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
245 @ 6200 215 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
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
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 300 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Lower Arms

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