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Selected Style 525i 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 525i 20 30 $38,855 $42,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 530i 20 30 $42,770 $46,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 525xi 19 28 $40,855 $44,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 530xi 19 28 $44,770 $49,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 530xi 19 28 $46,955 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 16 23 $52,415 $57,400
4-Door Sedan M5 12 18 $74,070 $81,200
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,855
$44,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,500
$51,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$856 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.0 110.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 112.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) - TBD - 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 190.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 12.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
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) 12.8 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 34.1
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7-3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.9-19.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3428 3745
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
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
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 2750 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 4.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 6250 300 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.32 3.30
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.35
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.94 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.46 1.96
Trans Order Code NA A761E
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.80
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Lexus GS 430
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower Arms Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Integral Multi-link
 
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