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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 22 32 $41,445 $45,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 19 28 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 19 29 $48,210 $52,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,385 $60,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $57,500 $62,500
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,401 $35,345
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,288 $38,400
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,349 $38,465
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,425 $38,545
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,748 $39,945
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,050 $40,265
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,144 $40,365
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,236 $41,520
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $39,312 $41,600
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,449 $41,745
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,467 $41,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,543 $41,845
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $40,450 $42,805
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,031 $43,420
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $41,168 $43,565
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,244 $43,645
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,263 $43,665
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $42,246 $44,705
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $42,964 $45,465
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $44,613 $47,210
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,171 $47,800
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $46,408 $49,110
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $46,555 $49,265
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,966 $49,700
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $48,350 $51,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,445
$33,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,050
$35,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$751 / month
$589 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The new 2011 BMW 5-Series might be a conservative evolution in terms of styling and design, but it’s a quite radical one with regard to how BMW’s most important model drives. Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.5 98.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 116.9 113.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.1 191.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14 13.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.9 12.4 x 1.0
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.4 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 35.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55R17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCH
Front Tire Size 225/55R17 P235/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3792 3849
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6600 270 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 2600-3000 223 @ 5700
Engine Order Code N52 LF1
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.33
Trans Order Code 205 MN6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.15
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.53
Trans Type 8 6
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Cadillac CTS Sedan
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double-Wishbone Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Integral-V Independent multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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