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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 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
$49,279
$41,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,370
$45,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$923 / 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 17 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.1 100.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 193.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 116.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.2 14
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 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) 13.1 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.9-19.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7-3.2 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 225/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40ZR18 225/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3836 3792
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 210
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 3600 230 @ 2600-3000
Engine Order Code NA N52
Displacement 4.6L/281 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 342 @ 6200 240 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.60 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 2.11
Trans Type 8 8
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.18 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.72 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 -
Trans Order Code NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 460 BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 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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