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2001 BMW 5-Series
2001 Lexus ES 300
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4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $32,020 $35,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 525iA 19 27 $32,020 $35,400
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 27 $33,640 $37,200
4-Door Sport Wagon Automatic 525iAT 19 26 $33,640 $37,200
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $35,620 $39,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 530iA 18 26 $35,620 $39,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 540iA 18 24 $46,150 $51,100
4-Door Sport Wagon Automatic 540iAT 15 21 $48,290 $53,480
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $48,670 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $62,620 $69,400
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 26 $27,724 $31,505
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,020
$27,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,400
$31,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$590 / month
$525 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 92.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 13.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.87 10.7 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.79 10.5 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/65VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/65VR15
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/65VR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3373
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 80
Engine
Displacement
2.5 (152) 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 210 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 220 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus ES 300
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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