Compare 2019 BMW M5 vs 2018 Lexus GS

2019 BMW M5
2018 Lexus GS
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 15 21 $96,010 $102,700
Sedan Competition 15 21 $102,800 $110,000
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RWD GS 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD GS 300 22 32 $43,254 $46,510
AWD GS 350 19 26 $47,025 $50,565
RWD GS 350 20 28 $47,333 $50,895
RWD GS 300 F Sport 21 30 $47,447 $51,100
RWD GS 350 F Sport 19 27 $48,561 $52,260
AWD GS 350 F Sport 19 27 $50,161 $54,005
RWD GS 450h 29 34 $59,181 $63,635
RWD GS 450h F Sport 29 34 $63,824 $68,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$96,010
$43,254
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$102,700
$46,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1712 / month
$775 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW M5 sedan is a high-performance luxury car without compromise and few rivals. 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
15 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 99
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
195.5 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
58 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
117.4 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64 62
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.7 18.4
Brakes
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)
15 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)
15.6 13.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.1 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/40YR19 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/40YR19 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4370 3805
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 10.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
249 80
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4 L/268 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
600 @ 5700 241 @ 5800
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
553 @ 1800 258 @ 1650
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.69
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.72
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 4.60
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW M5 Lexus GS
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 6.8
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