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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 18 28 $42,135 $45,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 17 25 $44,250 $48,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $47,010 $51,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 16 25 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,570 $60,400
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535i xDrive 16 23 $51,335 $55,800
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $52,964 $56,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,135
$44,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,800
$46,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$781 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2009 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals—without giving up any comfort. The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.1 102.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 58.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 196.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 116.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 0.79 11.7 x 1.0
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 1.18 11.9 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 38.8
Steering Type Servotronic Variable Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.7 18.2
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA Q12
Spare Tire Order Code NA SGC
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P255/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q12
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3505 3973
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 - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2750 272 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA LLT
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 6500 302 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.32 4.03
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.53
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.46 2.36
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Cadillac STS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Integral Independent
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 - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut-Type NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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