Compare 2013 BMW 5-Series vs 2013 Lexus GS vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2013 BMW 5-Series
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2013 Lexus GS
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2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 24 34 $43,975 $47,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $51,245 $55,700
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i 20 30 $53,635 $58,300
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 535i xDrive 18 26 $55,750 $60,600
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $57,685 $62,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $59,800 $65,000
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 550i 16 24 $62,375 $67,800
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $64,490 $70,100
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A $82,985 $90,200
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 32 28 $55,291 $59,450
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4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E 350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E 400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E 63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon RWD E 63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,975
$43,945
$47,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,800
$47,250
$51,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$788 / month
$850 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission. The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity. Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.500 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.300 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.000 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.100 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.300 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.800 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.700 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.300 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 109.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.228 72.400 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.992 62.000 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.551 5.700 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
192.874 190.700 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.637 57.300 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.055 62.600 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
116.850 112.200 113.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.363 14.300 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.700 x 1.181 13.100 x 1.200 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.992 x 0.787 12.200 x 0.700 11.8 x 0.5
Brake Type
Power Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.492 17.400 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.800 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 13.200 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.206 34.800 36.9
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
225/55R17 P225/50WR17 P265/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55R17 P225/50R17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD - 1654
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD - 1654
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD - 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 - TBD - 248
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3714 3795 3825
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5 18 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.615 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250-4800 277 @ 4800 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
N20 NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.5L/211 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
245 @ 5000-6500 306 @ 6400 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.231 3.615 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 1.000 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.586 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 - 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 3.520 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 1.401 1.92
Trans Type
8 6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 0.717 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.295 3.224 3.42/2.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 2.043 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus GS 350 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Control Arm Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Integral-V Multi-Arm Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 8.0 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5 (2012) 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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