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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6
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Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 18 27 $38,353 $41,020
4-Door Sedan V8 17 26 $44,431 $47,520
525i 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 525i 20 30 $38,855 $42,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 530i 20 30 $42,770 $46,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 525xi 19 28 $40,855 $44,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 530xi 19 28 $44,770 $49,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 530xi 19 28 $46,955 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 16 23 $52,415 $57,400
4-Door Sedan M5 12 18 $74,070 $81,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,353
$38,855
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,020
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$684 / month
$708 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 116.7 99.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 196.3 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 116.4 113.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.21 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/50R17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code Q11 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45R17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code Q11 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3960 3428
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 252 @ 3200 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code LY7 NA
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 6500 215 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.21 2.46
Trans Order Code M82 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.02 3.94
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac STS BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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