Compare 2006 Lexus ES 330 vs 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 Lexus ES 330
2006 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 29 $28,640 $32,300
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,640
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,300
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$538 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.4 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 178.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.94
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)
10.60 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60VR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60VR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/60VR16 N/A
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3472 3285
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBA - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBA - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBA - 185
Engine
Displacement
3.3L/202 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 5600 215 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 3600 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.517 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.756 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.378 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.360 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.047 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.235 4.32
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES 330 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut type

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