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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 3.2L 19 27 $40,641 $43,970
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 4.2L 17 23 $49,559 $53,770
4-Door Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 3.2L 18 26 $43,280 $46,870
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak Automatic 3.2L 21 29 $37,572 $40,820
525i 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 525i 20 30 $38,855 $42,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 530i 20 30 $42,770 $46,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 525xi 19 28 $40,855 $44,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 530xi 19 28 $44,770 $49,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 530xi 19 28 $46,955 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 16 23 $52,415 $57,400
4-Door Sedan M5 12 18 $74,070 $81,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,572
$38,855
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,820
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$680 / month
$708 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.9 99.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.7 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 111.9 113.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 191.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.47 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.18 12.8 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) 21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.74 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size P225/55R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code H1B NA
Spare Tire Order Code H1B NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code H1B NA
Front Tire Size P225/55R16 P225/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3836 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System DI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 243 @ 3250 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/191 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 6500 215 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.50 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.51 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 1.66
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.64 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.38 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.51 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.88 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic CVT Manual
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-Link Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link 4-link Integral
 
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