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2019 BMW M550 vs. 2020 Lexus GS 350 Review

New 2019 BMW M550

2019 BMW
M550

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New 2020 Lexus GS 350

2020 Lexus
GS 350

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MSRP*
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$74,450
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$51,065 to $55,155
Invoice* $69,740 $47,490 to $51,226
MPG - City 18 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 25 26 - 28
Engine(s) V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW M550 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus GS 350 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW M550 and the Lexus GS 350 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW M550 as you will with the Lexus GS 350, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW M550 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus GS 350, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW M550 and the Lexus GS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M550 is a little wider than the Lexus GS 350, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the BMW M550 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus GS 350.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M550 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus GS 350.

Handling
The BMW M550 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus GS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M550 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus GS 350. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M550 and the Lexus GS 350. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW M550 as you will in the Lexus GS 350.

Warranty
The BMW M550 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 350.