Compare 2013 Lexus GS 350 vs 2013 BMW 5-Series

2013 Lexus GS 350
2013 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
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
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.300 57.637
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.600 64.055
Wheelbase (in)
112.200 116.850
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.300 18.363
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.400 18.492
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.800 39.206
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50WR17 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 225/55R17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3795 3714
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 245 @ 5000-6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 34
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.839
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.667
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 350 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.5
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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