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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 *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 27 $38,182 $40,405
4-Door Sedan Aero 17 27 $39,146 $41,425
4-Door Wagon SportCombi 17 27 $39,382 $41,675
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Aero 17 27 $40,436 $42,790
4-Door Sedan Griffin 17 27 $39,690 $42,000
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Griffin 17 27 $40,890 $43,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,135
$38,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,800
$40,405
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$673 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. If you don’t mind buying a 2009 Saab 9-5 that looks almost exactly like the 1999 model, there’s still a lot of quirky appeal.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 56.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.1 96.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 190.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15.9
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) 12.6 x 0.79 11.26 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 1.18 12.05 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.7 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.1
Steering Type Servotronic Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYR
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P235/45VR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYR
Spare Tire Order Code NA N65
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P235/45VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3505 3530
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 6500 260 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas I6 Turbocharged 4-Cyl
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2750 258 @ 1900-4000
Engine Order Code NA LJ3
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Sentronic
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.46 2.94
Trans Order Code NA MM1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.38 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.30
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.32 4.68
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.92
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Saab 9-5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Integral Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut-Type w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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