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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 24 34 $43,975 $47,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $51,245 $55,700
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $57,685 $62,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $59,800 $65,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,945
$43,975
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$47,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$797 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity. The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.300 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.000 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.100 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.300 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.1 100.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.700 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.300 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.500 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 73.228
Track Width, Front (in) 62.000 62.992
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.700 5.551
Length, Overall (in) 190.700 192.874
Height, Overall (in) 57.300 57.637
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.600 64.055
Wheelbase (in) 112.200 116.850
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.300 18.363
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.100 x 1.200 13.700 x 1.181
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.200 x 0.700 12.992 x 0.787
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.400 18.492
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.800 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.200 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.800 39.206
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/50WR17 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 225/55R17
Spare Tire Size T155/70D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3795 3714
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.615
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 170
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 258 @ 1250-4800
Engine Order Code NA N20
Displacement 3.5L/211 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 245 @ 5000-6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.615 3.231
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.667
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.586 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.520 4.714
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.401 2.106
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.717 1.285
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.224 3.295
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.043 3.143
Trans Order Code NA 205
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.667
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.839
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 350 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Independent Control Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Integral-V Multi-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2012) 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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