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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD (CA/NY/MA)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 25 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD 19 24 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Wagon Quattro AWD 19 24 $30,250 $34,400
4-Door Wagon 19 25 $30,250 $34,400
528IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 19 28 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $45,840 $52,350
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $43,700 $49,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,490 $38,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,684
$34,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,600
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$648 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.7 92.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.1 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 192.6 188.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.0 111.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.8 11.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 11.7 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.98 11.7 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P225/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact P225/60R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P225/60R15
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3,693 3505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 172 @ 5500 190 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 3000 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.8L/169 2.8L/170
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.882 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.407 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.330 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.742 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.580 2.86
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Spring w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
 
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