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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 Automatic 525iA 20 28 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 525iTA 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 530iA 19 27 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $47,300 $51,800
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 540iTA 17 21 $49,390 $54,100
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $50,940 $55,800
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $64,225 $70,400
2-Door Coupe 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 20 29 $25,995 $28,200
2-Door Coupe 3.2L w/Navigation System 20 29 $27,974 $30,350
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 6-Speed Type S 19 28 $28,159 $30,550
2-Door Coupe 3.2L Type S 20 29 $28,159 $30,550
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 6-Speed Type S w/Navigation System 19 28 $30,138 $32,700
2-Door Coupe 3.2L Type S w/Navigation System 20 29 $30,138 $32,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,375
$25,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$28,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$470 / month
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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
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 58.0 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93 90.0
Second Hip Room (in) 58.5 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 56.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 69.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 192.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 53.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11 13.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.1 x .35
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.2
Steering
Steering Type Speed-sensitive pwr Variable pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.06
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size P225/55HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3450 3470
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 3500 216 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L (152) 3.2L/196
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6000 225 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System EFI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 2.564
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.021
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.470
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.04 1.846
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 1.552
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 4.428
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 0.653
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Dr Cpe
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Acura CL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower Arms Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Integral Independent
 
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