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Selected Style 525i 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $36,380 $39,800
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,020 $44,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Automatic 545iA 18 26 $50,210 $55,000
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 545i 17 24 $50,210 $55,000
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 22 30 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 23 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 22 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,365 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,481 $33,850
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 26 $36,689 $39,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $37,805 $40,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 16 21 $47,802 $51,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,380
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,800
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$663 / month
$431 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.1 84.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 36.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 68.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 171.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 57.6
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 9.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x .9 - TBD -
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) 12.6 x .8 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 35.3
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/55VR16 P225/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55VR16 P225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3428 3250
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/152 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6000 189 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 3500 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.72
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.50 2.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.35 4.46
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Integral Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot Independent 3-link
 
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