Compare 2005 Lexus IS 300 vs 2005 BMW 3-Series

2005 Lexus IS 300
2005 BMW 3-Series
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300 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 18 25 $26,165 $29,735
300 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
300 5-Door Wagon Automatic SportCross 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,165
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,735
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.2 90.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
25.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 176
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 10.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.47 11.6 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 1.26 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 13.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
215/45ZR17 P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/45ZR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/45ZR17 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3255 3307
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
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
218 @ 3800 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5800 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.09 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 300 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 - TBD -

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