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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
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $30,970 $35,600
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor 21 29 $27,140 $31,200
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 18 23 $46,110 $53,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,665
$27,140
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$31,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$520 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 32.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.5 88
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.1 57.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 105.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 177.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 12.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
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 11.2 x 0.47
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 35.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60HR15 205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60HR15 205/60R15
Spare Tire Size P225/60HR15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 3495 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 206 @ 3500 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.8L/170 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 193 @ 5500 185 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 3.93
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.49
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.85 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.49 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link 5-Link
 
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