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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
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 18 28 $42,275 $45,950
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 17 25 $44,390 $48,250
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $47,150 $51,250
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 16 25 $49,265 $53,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,750 $60,600
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535i xDrive 16 23 $51,475 $55,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,526
$42,275
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,395
$45,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$766 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals-without giving up any comfort.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.1 99.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Height, Overall (in) 59.7 57.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 191.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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 - 12.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Electromechanical Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.00 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45HR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45HR17 P225/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3455 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System FSI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again Tiptronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06/3.14 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.90 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.66
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.00
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wgn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Wagon BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Strut-Type
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Link Integral
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
 
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