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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 26 32 $35,201 $37,850
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 26 32 $35,201 $37,850
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 26 32 $35,201 $37,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $36,317 $39,050
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $36,317 $39,050
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $36,317 $39,050
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $40,315 $43,350
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $40,315 $43,350
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $40,315 $43,350
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $42,269 $45,450
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $42,269 $45,450
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $42,269 $45,450
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2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Convertible 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
2-Door Convertible 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
2-Door Convertible 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,201
$28,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,850
$31,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$631 / month
$525 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
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
City
26 mpg N/A mpg
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 14.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.400 35.100
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
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.810 1.000
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
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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