Compare 2011 BMW 5-Series vs 2011 INFINITI M37

2011 BMW 5-Series
2011 INFINITI M37
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
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
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37 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $43,438 $47,050
37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $45,418 $49,200
56 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 25 $53,938 $58,450
56 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $56,241 $60,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,445
$43,438
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,050
$47,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$751 / month
$784 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.0
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Mid-Size 4-door Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 44.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 103.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 114.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
193.1 194.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 14.9
Brakes
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 12.6 x 1.1
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)
13.0 x 0.9 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.09
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55R17 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55R17 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3792 3858
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 150
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 2600-3000 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
N52 VQ37VHR
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6600 330 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Transmission
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.98
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.10
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4-door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Infiniti M37
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Integral-V Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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