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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i N/A N/A $33,810 $36,750
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $37,765 $41,050
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,810
$32,736
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,750
$35,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$587 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line BMW finally has a crossover that's as good as its cars. The 2011 BMW X3 looks fantastic; performs like a sport sedan; and has a comfortable, top-notch interior. The 2011 Audi Q5 is one of the best upscale picks in a compact crossover, thanks to its sleek lines, practical interior, responsive feel, and city-savvy size.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.1 101.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 57.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.3
Track Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 63.5
Wheelbase (in) 110.6 110.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 74.0
Track Width, Front (in) 63.6 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 183.0 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.4 65.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 29.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - 57.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x - TBD - 12.6 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) 17.7 19.8
Steering
Steering Type Servotronic Pwr Assist Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 38.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA HX2
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/55R17 235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA HX2
Front Tire Size P245/55R17 235/60R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 4400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 4400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 440
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 440
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4112 4090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI Direct injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 2750-4000 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Displacement 3.0L/182 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6600 211 @ 4300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 20
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.11
Trans Type 8 8
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4dr SUV
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Audi Q5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - TBD - 5-link independent steel spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2010) - TBD -
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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