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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 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 525iA 20 28 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 530iA 19 27 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $47,300 $51,800
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
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 525iTA 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 540iTA 17 21 $49,390 $54,100
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Cabriolet CVT 3.0L 20 27 $37,368 $41,500
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T 22 31 $22,684 $25,100
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.8T 23 29 $23,806 $26,250
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual 1.8T 21 29 $24,434 $26,850
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 1.8T 20 28 $25,556 $28,000
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.0L 20 28 $28,681 $31,740
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual 3.0L 18 25 $29,409 $32,440
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 3.0L 18 26 $30,431 $33,490
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Manual 1.8T 21 29 $25,324 $27,850
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Automatic 1.8T 20 28 $26,446 $29,000
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Manual 3.0L 18 25 $30,299 $33,440
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Automatic 3.0L 18 26 $31,321 $34,490
2-Door Cabriolet CVT 1.8T 23 30 $31,549 $34,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,375
$22,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$25,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$418 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 58.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 58.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93 90.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 179.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 60.1
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 69.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11 13.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 9.6 x 0.39
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 - 11.3 x 0.39
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 36.4
Steering Type Speed-sensitive pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/65HR15
Spare Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/65HR15
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3450 3252
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6000 170 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 3500 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L (152) 1.8L/109
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.04 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 2.18
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Audi A4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Integral Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot Four Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower Arms w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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