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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor 21 29 $29,528 $31,750
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $33,434 $35,950
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 18 23 $49,290 $53,000
528i 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 21 29 $35,170 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $35,170 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $46,150 $51,100
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $48,670 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $62,620 $69,400
4-Door Wagon Manual 528iT 21 29 $36,790 $40,700
4-Door Wagon Automatic 528iAT 18 26 $36,790 $40,700
4-Door Wagon Automatic 540iAT 15 21 $48,290 $53,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,528
$35,170
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,750
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$529 / month
$648 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.8
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) 52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 188.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 60.1
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 111.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 11.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.85 14.2
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/60R15 P225/60HR15
Spare Tire Size Full-size P225/60HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/60R15 P225/60HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3495
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-size 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 193 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 206 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.8L/170
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
Transmission
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) 3.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 2.49
Trans Order Code NA NA
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 4.21
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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