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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.3L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L 23 30 $26,490 $30,450
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $30,800 $35,400
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 17 22 $45,890 $52,750
528I 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 28 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,325 $50,500
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $46,775 $53,300
4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip 18 24 $84,465 $88,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,490
$34,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,450
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$648 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 92.5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 188.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 111.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 11.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.35 11.7 x 0.79
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.47 11.7 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel, 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.2 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.85 14.2
Tires
Front Tire Size 205/60R15 P225/60R15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P225/60R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/60R15 P225/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3450
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 147 @ 5500 190 @ 5300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.24
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.20
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 2.49
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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