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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan AT (AK)
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Body Style

Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 18 26 $43,060 $48,365
525i 4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $37,765 $41,300
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,495 $45,400
4-Door Sedan 545i 17 25 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,060
$37,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,365
$41,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$806 / month
$688 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.1 99.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.5
Length, Overall (in) 193.6 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 113.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 12.2 x .9
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) 12.2 x - TBD - 12.6 x .8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.4 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 14
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 37.5
Steering Type Variable Pwr Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50VR17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3984 3428
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17" x 8.0" 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17" Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17" x 8.0" 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 120
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/212 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6200 215 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 5000 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.48 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.50
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.60 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 4.35
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura RL BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Double-Pivot
 
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