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2006 Lexus LS 430 Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 525i 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 525i 20 30 $38,855 $42,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 530i 20 30 $42,770 $46,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 525xi 19 28 $40,855 $44,700
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
$49,176
$38,855
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,525
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$942 / month
$708 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Mid-Size
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 99.0
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 115.2 113.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.4 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.2 14.0
Brakes
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) 12.4 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
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 - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.2 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3990 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 312 @ 3400 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.3L/262 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 278 @ 5600 215 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.50 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 4.32
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.95 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus LS 430 BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-Wishbone NA
 
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