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 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD 24 34 $43,975 $47,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i xDrive AWD 22 33 $46,090 $50,100
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD 20 30 $49,130 $53,400
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i xDrive AWD 21 30 $51,245 $55,700
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 17 25 $57,685 $62,700
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i xDrive AWD 16 24 $59,800 $65,000
5 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 5 RWD 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD 20 30 $53,635 $58,300
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 18 26 $55,750 $60,600
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i Gran Turismo RWD 16 24 $62,375 $67,800
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 16 24 $64,490 $70,100
M5 4-Door Sedan N/A N/A $82,985 $90,200
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
GS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
GS 450h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 29 34 $55,291 $59,450
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2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 4MATIC 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury BlueTEC RWD 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport BlueTEC RWD 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 400 Sport Hybrid RWD 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Sport 4MATIC 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 63 AMG RWD 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 63 AMG RWD 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,975
$46,314
$54,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,800
$49,800
$59,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$830 / month
$985 / 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 19 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.100 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.300 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.800 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.700 47.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.300 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 109.1 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.500 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.300 30.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.000 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.992 62.000 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.551 5.700 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
192.874 190.700 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.637 57.900 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.055 62.600 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
116.850 112.200 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.228 72.400 70.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.363 14.300 11.5
Brakes
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 0.9
Brake Type
Power Pwr Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.492 17.400 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 13.2 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.206 34.200 35.3
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.800 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55R17 P225/50R17 P235/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55R17 P225/50R17 P255/35R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3714 3980 3883
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
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 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 21 22
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.231 3.769 2.82
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Convertible
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus GS 350 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 4 (2012) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 8.7 8.3
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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