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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 24 34 $43,975 $47,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $51,245 $55,700
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $57,685 $62,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $59,800 $65,000
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,975
$39,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,800
$42,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$703 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission. Traditional looks disguise this Audi's brilliance: it's a blast to drive in either 3.0T trim or S6 spec.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 56.300
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.300
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.5 97.200
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 37.400
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.200
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.500
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.800
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.637 57.800
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.055 63.700
Wheelbase (in) 116.850 114.600
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.228 73.800
Track Width, Front (in) 62.992 64.100
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.551 4.600
Length, Overall (in) 192.874 193.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.363 14.100
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.992 x 0.787 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.700 x 1.181 12.600 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.492 19.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.206 39.000
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 16.100
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55R17 P225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55R17 P225/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3714 3726
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.615 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 5000-6500 211 @ 4300 - 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1250-4800 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code N20 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 33
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.285 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.295 4.633
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.667 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.143 NA
Trans Order Code 205 NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.231 2.848
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.667 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.839 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.714 3.829-0.608
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.106 NA
Trans Type 8 1
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Audi A6
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front Control Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Integral-V Multi-Arm Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 5 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
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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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