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Selected Style 5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i 19 28 $52,440 $57,000
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 535i xDrive 18 27 $54,555 $59,300
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 550i 15 22 $60,720 $66,000
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 550i xDrive 15 19 $62,835 $68,300
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 18 28 $55,103 $59,250
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 18 28 $55,103 $59,250
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium 18 28 $55,103 $59,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,440
$55,103
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,000
$59,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$950 / month
$988 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo is an intriguing design with a luxurious interior and limo-like back seat, but it has narrow niche appeal--and it's neither as nimble as the 5 sedans nor as handy as the X5 (or a wagon). The 2012 Audi A7 is a tech powerhouse and design standout, showing that hatchback practicality can indeed be sexy.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 112.0 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 37.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 57.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 36.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 61.4 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.1 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 120.9 114.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.8 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 196.8 195.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.5 24.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 60.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.9 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.7 x 1.4 14.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.1 15.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50R18 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50R18 P255/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4641 4210
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 190
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5800 - 6250 310 @ 5500-6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Supercharged Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 1200 - 5000 325 @ 2900-4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.32
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code 205 NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.08 2.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.71
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.11
Trans Type 8 8
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Audi A7
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Integral-V Trapezoidal-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Five-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 8.5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 8.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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