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2011 Cadillac STS Change
2011 BMW 5-Series Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,679 $47,280
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,679 $47,280
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 18 27 $48,024 $50,820
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 18 27 $48,024 $50,820
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 18 27 $53,279 $56,380
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 22 32 $41,445 $45,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 19 28 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 19 29 $48,210 $52,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,385 $60,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $57,500 $62,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,679
$41,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,280
$45,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$751 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The new 2011 BMW 5-Series might be a conservative evolution in terms of styling and design, but it’s a quite radical one with regard to how BMW’s most important model drives.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 55.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.9 100.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 196.7 193.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 116.4 116.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 63.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 14
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.0 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.3 13.0 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.2 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.9 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/50VR17 225/55R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code QKS NA
Spare Tire Order Code SGC NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50VR17 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code QKS NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3973 3792
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.9 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 210
Engine
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6300 240 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System DI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 272 @ 5200 230 @ 2600-3000
Engine Order Code LLT N52
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.11
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 3.14
Trans Order Code MX0 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.06 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac STS BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 7.5
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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