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2001 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $32,020 $35,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 525iA 19 27 $32,020 $35,400
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 27 $33,640 $37,200
4-Door Sport Wagon Automatic 525iAT 19 26 $33,640 $37,200
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $35,620 $39,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 530iA 18 26 $35,620 $39,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 540iA 18 24 $46,150 $51,100
4-Door Sport 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 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 325i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
4-Door Sport Wagon 325i 20 29 $26,620 $29,400
4-Door Sedan 330i 21 30 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $31,650 $34,990
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 20 29 $32,550 $35,990
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 21 30 $38,320 $42,400
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,020 $45,400
2-Door Convertible M3 16 24 $48,220 $53,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,020
$24,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,400
$26,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$590 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 45.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 32.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 80.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 176.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 54.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 55.9
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 69.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 7.7
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 11.6 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 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.9 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 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3241
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
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 6-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 (152) 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 184 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.49
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 4.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA 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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