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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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 11.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.79 10.87 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 34.4
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/60HR15 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3549 3153
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI EFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
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 -

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