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Selected Style 525i 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual
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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 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 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 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 Sport Wagon Automatic 540iAT 15 21 $48,290 $53,480
325i 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $31,650 $34,990
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $41,020 $45,400
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 20 29 $32,550 $35,990
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 21 30 $38,320 $42,400
2-Door Convertible M3 16 24 $48,220 $53,400
4-Door Sedan 325i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
4-Door Sedan 330i 21 30 $30,750 $33,990
4-Door Sport Wagon 325i 20 29 $26,620 $29,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,020
$24,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,400
$26,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$590 / month
$450 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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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