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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon Linear
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Arc 20 30 $32,529 $34,775
4-Door Sedan Aero 20 28 $37,285 $39,860
4-Door Wagon Linear 21 29 $30,587 $32,525
4-Door Wagon Arc 21 29 $33,194 $35,490
4-Door Wagon Aero 20 28 $37,945 $40,570
525i 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $36,380 $39,800
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,020 $44,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Automatic 545iA 18 26 $50,210 $55,000
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 545i 17 24 $50,210 $55,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,587
$36,380
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,525
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$663 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.3 99.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.3
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.5
Length, Overall (in) 190 190.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 58.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - -
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) 31.4 -
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) 73.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.0
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.34 x - TBD - 12.2 x .9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.26 x - TBD - 12.6 x .8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 14
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 37.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55VR16 P225/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/55VR16 P225/55VR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3620 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-3500 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5500 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System Turbo Charged MFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.38 4.35
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.76 2.50
Trans Order Code MAN NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.05 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-5 BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
 
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