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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,590
$31,600
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$34,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$572 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.5 90.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 54.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 109.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 68.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 191.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 16.6
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
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 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.79 11.06 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 31.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R15 P205/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R15 P205/55VR16
Spare Tire Size P225/60R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3505 3461
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 206 @ 3950 199 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.8L/170 2.9L/178
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 5300 181 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I6
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.80
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.10
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.53
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Volvo S90
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Struts
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Indep. Multi-Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Leaf Springs
 
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