Compare 2006 BMW 3-Series vs 2006 Lexus LS 430

2006 BMW 3-Series
2006 Lexus LS 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 $49,176 $56,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,300
$49,176
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,900
$56,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$942 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 107.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.2 197.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 115.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 20.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.94 12.4 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)
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 22.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8
Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
N/A P225/55HR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3990
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
N/A Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
N/A 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
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 278 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 312 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.3L/262
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 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.35
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lexus LS 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 Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut type Independent

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