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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 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
323i 4-Door Sedan
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 91.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 176.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 11.0
Brakes
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 -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 15.4
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 -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60HR15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3549 3153
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.5
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
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
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas 6-Cyl
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series BMW 3 Series
Suspension
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
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
 
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