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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 29 $16,088 $17,130
4-Door Wagon Touring 21 29 $17,858 $19,075
4-Door Wagon Limited 21 29 $19,897 $21,315
4-Door Wagon GT 21 29 $21,284 $22,840
525i 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 525iA 20 28 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 530iA 19 27 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $47,300 $51,800
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $50,940 $55,800
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $64,225 $70,400
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 525iTA 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 540iTA 17 21 $49,390 $54,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,088
$34,375
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,130
$37,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$627 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 58.0
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.0 93
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 168.8 188.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 63.0 56.5
Liftover Height (in) 23.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.2 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 111.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.66 x 1.57 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.9 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T125/70R15 P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3049 3450
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 510 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code EDZ NA
Displacement 2.4L/148 2.5L (152)
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 184 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 4.23
Clutch Size (in) 8.98 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.52
Trans Order Code DD5 NA
Summary
Body Style Small Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chrysler PT Cruiser BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
 
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