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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
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
$44,268
$43,975
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$47,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$797 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line 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 17 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.200 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.500 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.000 100.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.500 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.300 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 110.700 116.850
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.900 73.228
Track Width, Front (in) 61.100 62.992
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.551
Length, Overall (in) 185.700 192.874
Height, Overall (in) 55.400 57.637
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.600 64.055
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.400 18.363
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.600 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.000 x - TBD - 12.992 x 0.787
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 18.492
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.300 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.400 39.206
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 225/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3847 3714
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.615
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 170
Engine
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 258 @ 1250-4800
Engine Order Code NA N20
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 245 @ 5000-6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.680 3.231
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.130 1.667
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.780 1.000
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.839
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.670 4.714
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.520 2.106
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain All wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.920 1.285
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.220 3.295
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.667
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.160 3.143
Trans Order Code NA 205
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi S4 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Control Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - 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 Trapezoidal Link Integral-V Multi-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.2 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 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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