BMW 3 Series vs. Lexus ES

Alpine White
VS
Eminent White Pearl

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$33,215 - $36,292
$39,148 - $42,569

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.89 / 5
53 Reviews
4.88 / 5
24 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 hp
268 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Dual VVT

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Not Available

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 in.
37.5 - 37.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
40 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 in.
36.9 - 37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 cu. ft.
15.2 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.6 in.
111 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.1 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
182.5 in.
193.3 in.

Width

Width
71.3 in.
71.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3295 .lbs
3571 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 hp
268 hp

Torque

Torque
200 ft. lbs.
248 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
Not Available
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 18 mpg
11 - 15 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
30 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Not Available

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series
Lexus ES

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3295 lbs.
3571 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 - 28 mpg.
24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 - 24 mpg.
21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 mpg.
30 mpg.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
_BC32_
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
3.5 L/211

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Sequential MPI

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
205, ZMT, _6MT05
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 8
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 - 4.71
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 - 3.14
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 - 2.11
1.42

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.67
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - 1.28
0.71

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - 1.00
0.61

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 - 3.29
4.15

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 - 3.15
3.46

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900
Not Available

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 - 6.5
7.4

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170
130

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Strut

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18, P225/45YR18, P225/50VR17
P215/55VR17 - P225/45R18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18, P225/50VR17, P255/40YR18
P215/55VR17 - P225/45R18

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
17 - 18 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8.5 in.
17 - 18 X 7.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.1 ft.
37.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 - 14.6 in.
11.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 - 13.6 in.
11 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal.
17.2 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 in.
37.5 - 37.7 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
41.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.1 in.
57.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 in.
36.9 - 37.5 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.1 in.
40 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in.
55 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.6 in.
111 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
182.5 in.
193.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in.
71.7 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.3 in.
57.1 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.3 in.
62.6 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.9 in.
62 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 ft³.
15.2 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84
Not Available

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
3 Series
ES350

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4