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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 528IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 28 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $46,775 $53,300
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,325 $50,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip 18 24 $84,465 $88,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,600
$34,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,300
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$648 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 34.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.3 92.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 109.1 111.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.8 188.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.6 11.1
Brakes
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) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.06 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.8 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.8 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55VR16 P225/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55VR16 P225/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact P225/60R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3461 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 199 @ 4100 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.9L/178 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 181 @ 5200 190 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I6
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80 2.86
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo S90 BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Struts Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Multi-Leaf Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Leaf Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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