Compare 2018 BMW 5-Series vs 2018 Lexus GS

2018 BMW 5-Series
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530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $49,465 $52,650
5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $51,605 $54,950
5 Series 530i Sedan 24 34 $49,465 $52,650
5 Series 530i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $51,605 $54,950
5 Series 540d xDrive Sedan 26 36 $58,160 $62,000
5 Series 540i Sedan 21 30 $54,625 $58,200
5 Series 540i xDrive Sedan 20 29 $56,765 $60,500
5 Series M550i xDrive Sedan 16 25 $69,225 $73,900
M5 Sedan 15 21 $95,920 $102,600
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GS 300 F Sport RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS GS 300 F Sport RWD 21 30 $47,447 $51,100
GS GS 300 RWD 22 32 $43,254 $46,510
GS GS 350 AWD 19 26 $47,025 $50,565
GS GS 350 F Sport AWD 19 27 $50,161 $54,005
GS GS 350 F Sport RWD 19 27 $48,561 $52,260
GS GS 350 RWD 20 28 $47,333 $50,895
GS GS 450h F Sport RWD 29 34 $63,824 $68,680
GS GS 450h RWD 29 34 $59,181 $63,635
GS F RWD 16 24 $78,447 $84,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,465
$47,447
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,650
$51,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$878 / month
$852 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW 5-Series expands the sedan's already-excellent lineup to include an efficient plug-in hybrid and an uber-quick V-8. The 2018 Lexus GS is a worthy rival to its German foes in terms of luxury and handling, but its engine lineup is falling behind the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon 21 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 99
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
117.1 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 18.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.5 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P265/35VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P235/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4266 3805
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 4000 241 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Estimated Battery Range (N/A)
16 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
72 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.72
Trans Order Code
2TE NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.60
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.13
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus GS
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 80
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.4

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