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4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $35,170 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 21 29 $35,170 $38,900
4-Door Wagon Automatic 528iAT 18 26 $36,790 $40,700
4-Door Wagon Manual 528iT 21 29 $36,790 $40,700
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $46,150 $51,100
4-Door Wagon Automatic 540iAT 15 21 $48,290 $53,480
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $48,670 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $62,620 $69,400
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4-Door Sedan 323i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
2-Door Coupe 323Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
4-Door Wagon 323i 20 29 $26,440 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 21 29 $30,220 $33,400
2-Door Coupe 328Ci 21 29 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Convertible 323Ci 20 29 $31,650 $34,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,170
$24,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$26,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 91.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 58.6
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 11.0
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 11.26 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 10.87 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
P225/60HR15 P195/65HR15
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)
3549 3153
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
206 @ 3500 181 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/170 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 5500 170 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms

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