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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium Plus 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Prestige 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Premium 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Prestige 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Prestige 16 23 $56,682 $60,950
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 18 28 $42,135 $45,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 17 25 $44,250 $48,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $47,010 $51,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 16 25 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535i xDrive 16 23 $51,335 $55,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,570 $60,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,943
$42,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,100
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$752 / month
$763 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2009 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals—without giving up any comfort.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 99.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.7 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 111.9 113.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 194.0 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 14.0
Brakes
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) - TBD - 12.8 x 1.18
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) - TBD - 12.6 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.74 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45R17 AS P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P245/45R17 AS P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 380 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 243 @ 3250 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/191 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 6500 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System FSI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 21
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.64 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.38 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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
Vehicle Name Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-Link Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Strut-Type
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link 4-Link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
 
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