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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
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
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93 90.1
Second Hip Room (in) 58.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 179.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11 13.4
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.3
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3450 3252
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
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
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
Fuel System EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 3500 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L (152) 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6000 170 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Audi A4
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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