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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
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2-Door Coupe 428i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 428i 23 35 $37,260 $40,500
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 428i 23 35 $37,260 $40,500
2-Door Coupe AWD 428i xDrive 22 33 $39,100 $42,500
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 428i xDrive 22 33 $39,100 $42,500
2-Door Coupe RWD 435i 22 32 $42,320 $46,000
2-Door Coupe AWD 435i xDrive 20 30 $44,160 $48,000
2-Door Convertible RWD 428i 23 34 $44,850 $48,750
2-Door Convertible RWD SULEV 428i 23 34 $44,850 $48,750
2-Door Convertible RWD 435i 20 30 $50,510 $54,900
2-Door Convertible AWD 428i xDrive 21 33 $46,690 $50,750
2-Door Convertible AWD SULEV 428i xDrive 21 33 $46,690 $50,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Supple and sleek, the Audi A5 coupe and convertible get more rational to us as they reach into S5 and RS 5 territory. The 2014 BMW 4-Series stays resolutely in the same orbit as the last 3er two-door: everything's just a little better than it was, except its steering and its styling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.3
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 33.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84 -
Second Head Room (in) 36 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.8
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54 54.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.6 60.8
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 182.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 15.7
Brakes
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) 11.8 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.1 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.1
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/40HR18 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40HR18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3470
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 900
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 255 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 2.11
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Summary
Body Style Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name Audi A5 BMW 4 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.9 6.6
 
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