Compare 2011 BMW 5-Series vs 2011 Lincoln Town Car

2011 BMW 5-Series
2011 Lincoln Town Car
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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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4-Door Sedan Signature Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Signature Limited 16 24 $44,355 $47,225
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Invoice Price
$41,445
$44,355
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,050
$47,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$751 / month
$787 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
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 16 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 59.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 108.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.5
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 60.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.1 215.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 117.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 21.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.9 11.6 x - TBD -
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 12.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 40.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/55R17 P225/60R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55R17 P225/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3792 4345
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 130
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6600 239 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 2600-3000 287 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
N52 99V
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 24
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.00
Trans Type
8 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 1.56
Trans Order Code
205 44Q
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lincoln Town Car
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Integral-V Watts Linkage
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone Short/Long Arm
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 9.8
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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