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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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2-Door Coupe 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 5.0L 16 23 $79,515 $85,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,170
$79,515
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$85,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$1425 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 30.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 88.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 113.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 196.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 12.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.79 11.8 x 0.9
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 13.1 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 23.3
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR15 225/55ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR15 225/55ZR17
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)
3549 4115
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
206 @ 3500 339 @ 2700 - 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/170 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 5500 302 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
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 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
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
4-link Integral 5-Link

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