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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 1.8L T Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic 18 29 $26,839 $30,465
5-Door Wagon Avant Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $27,464 $31,040
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $27,464 $31,040
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual 20 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic 18 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual 23 32 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic 21 31 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual Quattro AWD 21 29 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic Quattro AWD 19 27 $20,942 $23,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,590
$20,942
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$23,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$397 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.5 87.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 178.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 58.2
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 103.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 68.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 13.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.87 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.79 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 36.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size P225/60R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R15 P195/65R15
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) 3505 2877
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 5300 150 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 206 @ 3950 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.8L/170 1.8L/107
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 32
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.838
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.444
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.188
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.700
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.029
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.500
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.300
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Audi A4
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Torsion-Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Four-Link
 
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