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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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 39.3 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.47 11.22 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.3 - TBD -
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 21.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 39
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/65HR17 P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65HR17 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size P235/65HR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 5900 215 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 214 @ 3500 229 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0/182 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 17
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style 4 Door Hard Top 4 Door
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Integrated w/Coil Springs
 
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