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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 1.9L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 1.9L 22 30 $22,466 $23,900
525i 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 525iA 20 28 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 530iA 19 27 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $47,300 $51,800
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $50,940 $55,800
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $64,225 $70,400
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 525iTA 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 540iTA 17 21 $49,390 $54,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,466
$34,375
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,900
$37,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$627 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 93
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.8 188.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 100.9 111.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 11
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size 195/60HR15 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 195/60HR15 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2767 3450
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 1.9L/119 2.5L (152)
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5500 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbo Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 1800 - 5000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.44 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.23
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.66
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo S40 BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Pivot
 
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