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Selected Style 528IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 28 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $46,775 $53,300
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,325 $50,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip 18 24 $84,465 $88,900
4-Door Sedan 2.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L 20 25 $27,430 $30,700
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 24 $29,619 $33,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,590
$27,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$512 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 54.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 35.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.5 94.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 111.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 191.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 14.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.87 11.1 x 0.91
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-Assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 36.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size P225/60R15 135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R15 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R15 P205/60R15
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) 3505 3282
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 206 @ 3950 170 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.8L/170 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 5300 176 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.650
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.976
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 1.905
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.531
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 2.765
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.654
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Acura TL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Trailing Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Double-Wishbone
 
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