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Selected Style X5 4-Door AWD 3.0i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 4-Door AWD 3.0i 15 21 $36,105 $39,500
X5 4-Door AWD 4.4i 14 18 $45,615 $49,950
X5 4-Door AWD 4.6is 13 17 $60,950 $66,800
4-Door AWD 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 3.2L 14 17 $34,038 $36,600
4-Door AWD 5.0L 13 16 $42,176 $45,350
4-Door AWD 5.5L AMG 13 17 $61,287 $65,900
4-Door AWD 3.5L 14 17 $34,364 $36,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,105
$34,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,500
$36,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$658 / month
$610 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 39.3 40.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 105
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 58.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.5 71.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 111.0 111.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 183.7 182.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 16.1 34.7
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) 54.0 81.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.47 11.22 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x 1.18 11.85 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.3 - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 39
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 21.1 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size P235/65HR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65HR17 P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65HR17 P255/60HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4533 4786
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 214 @ 3500 229 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0/182 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 5900 215 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.09 3.93
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.76 1.49
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain AWD 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.71 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA 2.64
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style 4 Door Hard Top 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Integrated w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut-Type w/Torsion Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Aluminum 4-Link Double Wishbone
 
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