Compare 2006 BMW 3-Series vs 2006 Lexus GS 430

2006 BMW 3-Series
2006 Lexus GS 430
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $44,694 $51,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,300
$44,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,900
$51,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$856 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 110.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
178.2 190.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 12.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.94 13.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.79 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.9-19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.1
Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7-3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
N/A - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3745
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
N/A - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
N/A Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
185 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 300 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.3L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA A761E
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.35
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lexus GS 430
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut type Independent

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