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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 24 34 $43,975 $47,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $51,245 $55,700
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $57,685 $62,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $59,800 $65,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,246
$43,975
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,200
$47,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$703 / month
$797 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Traditional looks disguise this Audi's brilliance: it's a blast to drive in either 3.0T trim or S6 spec. The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.300 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.400 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.200 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.500 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.200 100.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.700 64.055
Wheelbase (in) 114.600 116.850
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.800 73.228
Track Width, Front (in) 64.100 62.992
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.600 5.551
Length, Overall (in) 193.900 192.874
Height, Overall (in) 57.800 57.637
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.100 18.363
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.800 x - TBD - 12.992 x 0.787
Brake Type Pwr Power
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 - 13.700 x 1.181
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) 19.800 18.492
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.100 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.000 39.206
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R17 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55R17 225/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 3714
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.615
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 258 @ 1250-4800
Engine Order Code NA N20
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300 - 6000 245 @ 5000-6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.633 3.295
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 3.143
Trans Order Code NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.848 3.231
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.667
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.829-0.608 4.714
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.106
Trans Type 1 8
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.285
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.839
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.667
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Control Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Integral-V Multi-Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2012) 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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