Compare 2005 Lexus LS 430 vs 2005 BMW 5-Series

2005 Lexus LS 430
2005 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $48,915 $56,225
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4-Door Sedan 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $37,765 $41,300
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,495 $45,400
4-Door Sedan 545i 17 25 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,915
$37,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,225
$41,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$937 / month
$688 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.2 99.1
Second Hip Room (in)
57.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
197.4 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
115.2 113.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.2 14.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.18 12.2 x .9
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)
12.2 x 0.63 12.6 x .8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.2 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.52 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3990 3428
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 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)
10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
Displacement
4.3L/261.9 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 5600 215 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
320 @ 3400 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.95 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.50
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.35
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 430 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
40 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
40 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone NA

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