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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 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
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,020
$27,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,400
$31,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$590 / month
$525 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 54.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 92.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 190.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 105.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 13.0
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 10.5 x 0.39
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 10.7 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/65VR15
Spare Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/65VR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/65VR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3450 3373
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Engine
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 3500 220 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5 (152) 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6000 210 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.04 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 1.55
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 2.81
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Lexus ES 300
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Integral Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
 
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