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Selected Style 528I 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 29 $34,665 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $47,370 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,925 $51,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,665 $38,900
4-Door Wagon Manual 528it 18 26 $36,255 $40,700
4-Door Wagon Automatic 528iAt 18 26 $36,255 $40,700
4-Door Wagon Automatic 540iAt 15 21 $47,005 $53,480
318TI 3-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,665
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 32.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.5 87.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.1 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 165.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 54.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 15.0
Brakes
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 11.3 x - TBD -
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 10.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60HR15 P225/50WR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60HR15 P225/50WR16
Spare Tire Size P225/60HR15 P225/50WR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3495 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 206 @ 3500 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.8L/170 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 193 @ 5500 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 4.23
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.85 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.49 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series BMW 3 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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