Compare 2006 BMW 5-Series vs 2006 Lexus GS 430

2006 BMW 5-Series
2006 Lexus GS 430
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4-Door Sedan RWD 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 525i 20 30 $38,855 $42,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 525xi 19 28 $40,855 $44,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 530i 20 30 $42,770 $46,800
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
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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
$38,855
$44,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,500
$51,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / 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
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 110.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 190.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 12.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.8
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7-3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.9-19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3745
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 300 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
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)
3.38 3.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus GS 430
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Independent
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
4-link Integral Multi-link

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