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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
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor 21 29 $29,528 $31,750
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $33,434 $35,950
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 18 23 $49,290 $53,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,170
$29,528
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$31,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$529 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 54.3
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) 93.0 88
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 56.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 12.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 35.2
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size P225/60HR15 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3549 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 Full-size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 100
Engine
Fuel System EFI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.93
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.49
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
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 4-link Integral 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut 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 -
 
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