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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 E350 Luxury RWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,975
$47,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,800
$51,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$850 / 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. Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.5 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.637 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.055 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 116.850 113.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.228 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.992 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.551 5.75
Length, Overall (in) 192.874 191.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.363 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.992 x 0.787 11.8 x 0.5
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 12.7 x 1.3
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 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.206 36.9
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55R17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55R17 P245/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 248
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1654
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1654
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 165
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3714 3825
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 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 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 5000-6500 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1250-4800 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code N20 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.285 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.295 3.42/2.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.667 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.143 2.86
Trans Order Code 205 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.231 3.07
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.667 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.714 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.839 0.73
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.106 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front Control Arm 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Integral-V Multi-Arm 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
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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Rollover Rating
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