Compare 2008 BMW 5-Series vs 2009 Lexus GS

2008 BMW 5-Series
2009 Lexus GS
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD 17 27 $41,030 $44,600
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528xi AWD 17 25 $43,055 $46,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD 17 26 $45,815 $49,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535xi AWD 17 25 $47,840 $52,000
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan M5 RWD 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
5 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 535xiT AWD 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $42,254 $46,950
GS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 26 $40,500 $45,000
GS 450h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 22 25 $50,894 $56,550
GS 460 4-Door Sedan 17 24 $47,587 $53,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,030
$42,254
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,600
$46,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$743 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 BMW M5 has electrifying performance, but is saddled with an overdose of technology and a body in need of a few nips and tucks. The 2009 Lexus GS sport sedans wrap edgy performance and top technology into a car that’s very enjoyable to drive but a bit cramped compared to its rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 109.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 190.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 112.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 12.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.18 11.6 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)
12.6 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)
18.5 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 35.4
Steering Type
Servotronic Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3965
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 303 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 274 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.40
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus GS 350
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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