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525i 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual
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
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325i 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,050 $29,550
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,415 $32,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $31,830 $34,800
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,555 $35,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $33,420 $36,550
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 26 $33,555 $36,700
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $39,200 $42,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $42,475 $46,500
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,755 $54,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,375
$25,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$27,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$463 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
58.0 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 91
Second Hip Room (in)
58.5 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 58
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11 11.0
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 - 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)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 34.4
Steering Type
Speed-sensitive pwr Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3219
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
2.5L (152) 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 184 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 4.23
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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