Compare 2009 Chrysler 300 vs 2008 BMW 5-Series

2009 Chrysler 300
2008 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD LX 18 26 $24,794 $26,665
4-Door Sedan Touring 18 26 $25,168 $26,915
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring Executive 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan RWD Touring Signature 17 25 $27,916 $29,935
4-Door Sedan AWD Touring 17 25 $29,886 $32,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Touring Signature 17 25 $29,886 $32,100
4-Door Sedan RWD Limited 17 25 $32,270 $34,720
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $34,368 $37,025
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C Hemi 16 25 $34,468 $37,135
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C Hemi Executive 16 25 $34,468 $37,135
4-Door Sedan AWD 300C 16 25 $36,324 $39,175
4-Door Sedan RWD 300C SRT8 13 19 $40,861 $44,160
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 17 27 $41,030 $44,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 528xi 17 25 $43,055 $46,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $45,815 $49,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 535xi 17 25 $47,840 $52,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535xiT 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD M5 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,794
$41,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,665
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$444 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Still turning heads after five years on the road, the 2009 Chrysler 300 is one of the kings of cool in the large sedan market. The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.6 99.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 113.7
Liftover Height (in)
30.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.8 191.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.79
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 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 13.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3725 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
EER NA
Displacement
2.7L/167 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.66
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.46
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link Integral

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