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Selected Style 4-Door Automatic Komfort FWD SULEV *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Automatic FWD Komfort 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
4-Door Automatic FWD SULEV Komfort 22 31 $26,526 $28,395
4-Door Automatic FWD PZEV Komfort 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 550i 15 21 $58,790 $63,900
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i 19 28 $51,520 $56,000
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 550i xDrive 15 22 $60,905 $66,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,526
$51,520
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,395
$56,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$933 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo hatch-wagon may puzzle some shoppers, but it knows how to entertain on the road and doesn't mind if you bring company.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Large
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 57.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 41.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 59.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.1 112
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 196.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Height, Overall (in) 59.7 61.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 65.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 120.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 74.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 61.82 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 60.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.5
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 13.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 40.0
Steering Type Electromechanical Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.00 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/45HR17 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45HR17 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3455 4564
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 210
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 300 @ 5800-6250
Engine Type Turbocharged gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System FSI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 300 @ 1200-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 2.10
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again Tiptronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 3.13
Trans Order Code NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06/3.14 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.90 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Wagon BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Body Style 4 Door Wgn 4-Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 8.5
 
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