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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
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2-Door Coupe 128i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
2-Door Convertible 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,201
$28,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,850
$31,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$631 / month
$525 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line A pretty, talented family of coupes and convertibles, the A5 lineup ranges from the black-sheep CVT Cabrio to the unabashedly awesome RS5. The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.800 53.400
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 41.400
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.700 32.000
Front Head Room (in) 37.900 37.900
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.300 54.000
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.000 86.000
Second Head Room (in) 36.000 37.100
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.000 56.000
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.100 59.600
Wheelbase (in) 108.300 104.700
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.000 68.800
Track Width, Front (in) 62.500 58.300
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.100 172.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.400 10.000
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.800 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.600 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 14.000
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.300 16.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.400 35.100
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P205/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3252
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 - TBD -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 - TBD -
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.330 3.940
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.050 2.460
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.690 3.230
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.970 1.230
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.690 0.850
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.780 4.320
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.320 1.660
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.810 1.000
Summary
Body Style Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name Audi A5 BMW 1 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 - TBD -
 
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